You may love Five Guys...but they are sorely missing in some ways...like booze! Here are some new burger shops that are hoping to give the Guys a run for their money...
The Counter: 34 locations, with 21 more planned. Modern design, where the customer picks everything that goes on the burger, from the bun to the cheese. And they will sell booze to make your experience more of a meal rather than a snack.
Umami Burger: 13 locations, with 37 more planned. Umami is the Japanese word for savory, and this place will feature burgers heavy on the flavor component. And you'll be able to enjoy your burger with a selection of booze, including bacon-fat-washed bourbon.
Smashburger: 166 locations, with 34 more planned. These are similar to Five Guys except that they focus on local ingredients, and they serve local craft beers, wine and other coolers.
Elevation Burger: 33 locations, with 200 planned. This is the nation's first organic burger chain, using only 100% USDA-certified organic, grass-fed free-range beef that's ground and hand-formed into patties on the premises. No booze here, but the menu will have vegetarian and vegan options, and the store will be eco-friendly.
Look for these new burger joints coming to s strip mall near you!