As the city reopens, Sydney residents rush to get a taste of the US burger, flooding social media with videos and reviews.
Again TikTok creator Fred posting under the handle @abrakebabra_reviewsAfter paying $215 for six burgers, four servings of fries, and three milkshakes, he was less impressed with the chain’s offerings.
In a separate video, he explained that he wasn’t too impressed with the “too expensive” burger, calling it on par with Hungry Jacks.
“I can’t justify paying this money for it. I would go straight to Hungry Jacks,” he said in a video shared this week.
“The honest truth is, it’s a goddamn thing.”
He ended his TikTok rant by describing the burger as a “slop” and telling Five Guys to “go back where you came from”.
Five Guys prices in Australia vary according to America. Burgers in Sydney start at $17 and come in at $21 for one topped with bacon and cheese.
Milkshakes are $9.90, and fries range from $5.90 to $9.90 depending on size.
Meanwhile in the US, the most expensive burger costs $8.69 – roughly $12 in Australian dollars.
Reactions to Fred’s video have been strong, with many thanking the food reviewer for his honesty.
Someone said, “Sorry but $215 is a robbery of hamburger food.”
“You should have walked away as soon as you saw the price,” wrote another.
As someone speculates: “These places are popular in America because they’re cheap. They come here and charge $20 for a burger – no wonder they fail.”
Others shared their own bill totals, revealing that they were equally shocked by the prices.
Went there yesterday – $108 for three burgers, three small chips and three drinks. Never again. Chips were cold and burgers were terrible,” he wrote.
“A friend of mine went, two meals, no shakes, $48. Unbelievable,” another shared.
But some were unsympathetic, saying they knew the prices before buying the food.