Burger 79: Five Guys | Mr. Lew's Great Burger Search

2135 Boul. des Laurentides
Laval, Quebec

Bus: STL 17, 31, 39, 41, 73, 74

Visit: February 8, 2011


This is another example of a big American chain making its debut in Quebec. Being only the second location of this restaurant, the unique American ways are now finding themselves in Laval. The ordering process starts at the cash. Once ordered and paid, you wait for your meal further down the counter. You then eat, re-fill beverage if you must, then leave. It’s that easy.

The service was pretty good. I didn’t even have to get up to pick up my order, as the cashier brought it to me. Every time someone was approaching the door, the workers would yell, “2 à la porte!!!” The name even fits the way this place runs. There are exactly five guys working the floor. The count then comes off a bit since there was a sixth female worker. When more locations come (Old Montreal, Brossard), this will be something worth trying.

Bacon Cheeseburger

This burger contains lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mushrooms, cheese, and bacon. This double patty bacon cheeseburger may look sloppy, but don’t let the appearance fool you. The taste is pretty consistent throughout. The only concern was with structure and me being able to keep this gargantuan concoction together. All in all, a pretty good taste where you don’t have to fight with the meat and where it’s good up until the final bite.

My big issue with the trio was with the fries. The issue was that there were too many fries. I open the bag and all I see are fries. I did and I dig, still fries. I had to put some fries on a napkin. I had to take out the container of fries. Even still, there were still plenty of fries in the bag after I took out the tin-foil wrapped burger. Ordering a “regular” sized fries was not a good idea. I had more fries that I knew what to do with. They were literally coming out the wazoo. My choice was the Cajun variety, which was supposed to be spicy. Whenever I hear spicy fries, they never are spicy, and I am mostly always right. They taste okay though.

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