5 Guy’s: Calories Per Dollar


5 Guys is a personnel favorite of mine. It has massive burgers and delicious fries. Its a place that’s all about tasting good and not asking questions about nutrition.

The payment system is a bit interesting, but that may lead to savings.

5 Guy’s

Takeaways

5 Guy’s has fixed costs when it comes to toppings. Adding or removing items (except for buns) does nothing for the price. For this reason we analyzed the maximum possible count without changing the price. You most likely wouldn’t put all the toppings on the burger, but i’m not one to judge.

The highest calories per dollar item are the large fries. The highest protein per dollar item is the regular burger. Overall the best bang for your buck is the cheese burger.
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Menu Item Before Tax Price Calories Per Dollar Protein Per Dollar Cost If Eaten All Year Calories Protein
HotDog $4.09 215 5 $3,388.99 881 22
Burger $6.99 185 8 $3,937.27 1296 58
Burger w/ Bacon $7.99 172 4 $4,238.88 1376 31
Regular Fry $3.89 245 4 $2,979.75 953 15
Large Fry $5.49 239 4 $3,050.00 1314 20
Little Fry $2.79 189 3 $3,872.05 526 8
Hot Dog $2.11 135 5 $5,404.56 285 11
Bun $1.99 131 4 $5,587.31 260 7
Hamburger Patty $2.31 95 7 $7,665.00 220 16
Bacon (2 pieces) $1.00 80 4 $9,125.00 80 4
A.1.® Original N/A N/A N/A N/A 15 0
Steak Sauce N/A N/A N/A N/A 15 0
BBQ Sauce N/A N/A N/A N/A 60 <1
Cheese (1 slice) N/A N/A N/A N/A 70 4
Green Peppers N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 0
Grilled Mushrooms N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 0
Hot Sauce N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 0
Jalapeño Peppers N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 0
Ketchup N/A N/A N/A N/A 20 0
Lettuce N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 0
Mayonnaise N/A N/A N/A N/A 100 0
Mustard N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 0
Onions / Grilled N/A N/A N/A N/A 10 0
Pickles N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 0
Relish N/A N/A N/A N/A 15 0
Tomatoes N/A N/A N/A N/A 9 <1

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