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  • from calorie counter portion sizes.

  • Way wanted to find out all the differences between five guys in the UK and the US This'll is food wars burgers from a UK five guys come in two sizes.

  • Five guys in the U.

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  • Also has to burger sizes.

  • Firstly, we have the little which is just one patty and the regular, which is two Patties.

  • Our Patties is supposed to be lighter than the US Patties and should weigh 67 g.

  • We're going away one and find out if that's accurate.

  • So this patty actually weighed 52 grounds, which is 15 g less than what was supposed to go.

  • According to the U.

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  • Five Guys website.

  • They say that one of the Patties should weigh 94 g, or about 3.3 ounces.

  • We will weigh a hamburger patty in the U.

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  • Five guys as a 50 to 53 g.

  • It looks like our Patties way just about the same as the ones in the UK We're not sure if they measure it before or after cooking.

  • Maybe it's before and then some of the liquid leaves as it cooks, by the way, not quite what we're expecting.

  • This right here is a hot dog from the U.

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  • Five guys.

  • And before I measure it, what in the heck is this?

  • Did you know this?

  • They cut the hot dog in half.

  • I hate that.

  • They cut.

  • Doesn't half cursed image.

  • Okay, how long is this monstrosity?

  • Six and 1/4 inches for the hot dog.

  • So hot dog from the U K five guys, it's about six inches in length.

  • Now, Like the burgers, this has an estimated weight, and it should weigh 146 g if the websites ingredients information is correct, but as actually weighs 154 g, so we're actually getting more than expected.

  • Okay.

  • Lets way this thing before I throw it in the ocean.

  • Worry about hair over 1 50.

  • Okay, I want to talk to one of the five guys.

  • Get me guy number three or four.

  • I don't get I don't care.

  • I've demand to know what is going on with this Hot dogs.

  • Five guys, chocolate milkshake in the US, I believe it's 12 ounces.

  • Let's see what it actually is.

  • Here.

  • This one's a little bit more.

  • A little bit more melted.

  • What?

  • Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

  • Oh, yeah.

  • That's way more than 12, buddy.

  • That's way more than 12.

  • It is just over 450 mL.

  • Almost 16 ounces thistles.

  • A milkshake from a UK five guys.

  • We're gonna measure it to find out how much you get.

  • A little bit like I think that is E want it now.

  • The UK portion sizes advertised is 454 mL.

  • We've got just over 400 here.

  • If we scraped around the side, we could probably get a few more in there as well.

  • Now five guys in the UK is notorious for over filling.

  • It's fried portions.

  • We also get three sizes, little regular on large.

  • We ordered all three and they came in one bag.

  • And here's what we got.

  • Let's go fries, Regular fries, large fries on.

  • This is the rest of the bag.

  • Now we're not sure which of these fries belongs to which of these portions, So we're gonna try and figure it out in the US We also have three sides of the fries at the five guys.

  • The small, the regular, the large and yes, so many mawr fries.

  • Look at that.

  • So all in all five guys is very generous with the fries, E.

  • I guess I'll start by filling each cut.

  • Then try and portion this inter like vague threes, I guess.

  • Yes, that sounds right.

  • I don't know if it is, but I'm just gonna follow Harry's late on this one.

  • So this is roughly what we think would go with each of the portions.

  • Now, in the UK, A regular fries is supposed to weigh 414 g.

  • We're going away the cut.

  • And then also the extras to see if what you get really is a bonus or if it actually all adds up to the supposed total 165.

  • So first we do the scale, right?

  • So this is supposed to be 411 g.

  • Let's see what we got.

  • What is this 1 70 Wolf guys, That's not even close.

  • Our regular cup of friars actually only contain 165 grounds, which is less than half of what you're supposed to get.

  • We're going away the rest of the fries to see if that makes up the difference.

  • So even with all the bag fries which we assigned to the regular portion.

  • We're still only looking at 276 ground, which is well below the portion size was supposed to be getting for a regular.

  • Excellent idea, Harry, I will do the same.

  • Now we're up to 75.

  • Still not especially 4.

  • 11.

  • So it looks like we've been a bit short changed on the fries because it was given to us in one big bag.

  • It's hard to tell which portion came out small.

  • So what we're gonna do is add the little fries to this one, got a total figure for all three portions and then figure out how much we've been short changed overall.

  • So we've done the math on between our large regular on little fries, including the bag fries.

  • We only got 830 g.

  • However, we were supposed to get 1220 g, which means we've been short changed by roughly a third.

  • Here.

  • Frei Gate 2020.

  • Technically, Harry, this is Friday 2021.

  • Check the release schedule with the rest of the bag fries, the large and the little so they gave us 851 g of fries total.

  • We're supposed to give us 1 225 history.

  • 851 is what percentage of 1225.

  • 69% nice.

  • So at least in our case, it seems as if the generosity of five guys has been a bit overstated.

  • Maybe they just overfilled smaller containers, so you kind of think you're getting more than you should be, whereas in reality, if you measure it or you're actually maybe getting less, let's compare the prices of both five guys and see who's getting the better deal.

  • Okay, you say this hamburger cost $9.12.

  • That is way too much money for this burger.

  • Ah, hamburger from a UK five guys will cost you £6.95 which is equivalent to $9.20.

  • The prices do seem similar, but it's actually program 26% less in the US than it is in the UK.

  • What about the fries?

  • When in the UK A.

  • Large fries is £5.25 which comes to $6.95 in the us are five guys large after tax is $7.6.

  • You must be joking if you do the maths for the fries.

  • It turns out that the US is getting a better deal, but only fractionally.

  • You guys get like 1% more value for your money when it comes to the large fries.

  • So not too mad about that one.

  • A big draw is that when you're five guys, they have just creates open with peanuts.

  • And while you're waiting for your food, what do you even mean?

  • So if you go in the storm, you wait.

  • You can eat like you can peel and eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor like it's a saloon in the 18 hundreds.

  • Who cares, Especially we're going there to eat.

  • Let me fill up in these cheap peanuts.

  • Forget this ridiculously priced food compared to some of the places that we reviewed on this show before.

  • Five guys is a more expensive option.

  • But I mean, particularly in the UK.

  • I don't feel too mad about paying a bit more for a five guys that I might do Formula McDonald's.

  • It's just more of a treat but it does feel a bit more exotic.

  • They've branded themselves as a kind of like American import.

  • Americans know their way around a burger sort of thing.

  • So if I go, I know that I'm getting something of a little bit higher quality than maybe a standard fast food place, even if the prices are gonna cost me more.

  • I hate five guys.

  • The hot dog is ridiculous.

  • I don't care about peanuts.

  • This stuff is way overpriced.

  • Forget it.

  • Let's take a look at the calories of the five guys cheeseburger that says two Patties, two slices of cheese and a bun in the total calories as 984.

  • What about a UK cheeseburger?

  • Well, this one comes to 756 calories, which is more than 200 calories less than the US burger.

  • US Burger doesn't just have more calories, either.

  • It's got pretty much more of everything else.

  • It's got more fat saturated on sodium than a cheeseburger in the UK in the UK if they actually give you what's advertised on the website, a large portion of fries is a hefty 1, 491 calories.

  • But Despite that, we still somehow end up with less.

  • Sodium are large, find the U.

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  • Is 1314 calories.

  • I also want to point out our fries come in lower than the UK in terms of fat content as well as saturates.

  • And finally we have the drinks this chocolate shake it a five guys in the U.

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  • 830 calories.

  • Chocolate shake in the UK comes to slightly more 891 calories.

  • So what if we combine all three into a meal?

  • So plain cheeseburger, regular fries and a chocolate shake for five guys in the U.

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  • Totals of 2767 calories?

  • Yo Doug.

  • Also, I think this is about $70 same meal in the U.

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  • Well, that comes to a total of 2769 calories, two calories mawr than in the US The differences between the burger and fries effectively cancel each other out.

  • Let's start with the basics.

  • Here's everything in a hamburger patty from the U.

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  • Ground beef here in the US are Burger.

  • Patty is made up of ground beef If you prefer to have cheese to your burger, here's what's in the cheese in the UK Cheddar cheese water butter, cheese, milk proteins way powder, Mortifying salt Try sodium citrate.

  • Natural cheese flavoring Salt Lactic acid Saw back acid Beta carotene Paprika Extract in Sunflower Lesser Thing five guys Cheese here in the U.

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  • Is made up of milk way milk, fat, milk, protein concentrate, salt, calcium, phosphate, sodium, citrate, way protein concentrate sodium phosphate sorbet Acid Apple Cola 10 Tal What ap O Carro, Tina, Apple, Qatar and all and NATO enzymes.

  • Vitamin D three and cheese cultures.

  • The burger buns were also pretty similar in the UK A burger bun is made with wheat flour, water, sugar, vegetable fat, milk, dry yeast, eggs, sesame seeds, salt, soya flour, calcium carbonate in spirit vinegar but in the U.

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  • Now you think that the fries would be pretty similar in the two countries, and for the most part you'd be right.

  • In the UK The fries are made of potatoes, peanut oil and sit yeah fries.

  • The five guys in the USA, made from potatoes, refined peanut oil and salt.

  • Now, when you say refined peanut oil, apparently the peanut oil in the U.

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  • Is not refined here in the US, it is what that means is to do something with distillation or neutralization.

  • I don't even know, but the reason they do it is to give it a better shelf life and more uniformed taste.

  • This has been the greasy ist food wars ever done, so they are very genesis peanut oil on the fries and pretty much everything else.

  • There are a few things to watch out for on the menu of five guys, for example, the pickles in the U.

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  • In the U.

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  • The pickles contain a food coloring called yellow five or tart regime.

  • If this is added to foods in the European Union, they have to have a warning saying that they might cause hyperactivity in Children.

  • Yes, our pickles have a bunch of junk in, and so does the relish.

  • Specifically, it is made up of cucumbers, corn syrup, water, high fructose corn syrup, vinegar, salt, xanthan gun 0.1% of sodium benzoate as a preservative, calcium chloride alum natural flavors.

  • Polly Sorbet 80 yellow number five and mall tall in our shortest exclusive section.

  • Yet here is everything you can only find on the menu at a UK five guys, and here are all the exclusive five guys menu items in the US Let's start with the burger.

  • There's only one option in the UK that you won't be able to find in the U.

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  • That is HP source.

  • I won't go into too much detail in case Joe accuses me of Brits blaming again.

  • But for those who don't know HP, sources like the only customization the US you can't get in the UK is actually something that everyone in the United States knows exactly what I'm talking about, and that is a one steak sauce.

  • Uh, it looks a lot like the HP brown sauce, but it is not.

  • It doesn't taste anything like it.

  • It is the most popular stakes on us.

  • He won its how state he's done.

  • I don't know if it even exists outside of the U.

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  • The rest of our exclusive options come as drinks such as milk shakes.

  • We have a biscuit shake which is flavored with disco biscuits.

  • Which of those little caramel flavored cookies which you get on the side of a tea or coffee?

  • Then we have three desert shake options, which are milkshakes flavored with things which kind of combined to replicate famous desserts.

  • So here we have a millionaires shortbread.

  • Look, check here.

  • We have a bona fie pie milkshake on here.

  • We have a strawberry cheesecake, not check.

  • Now for the last thing.

  • The only shake you could get in the US You can't get in the UK is this is a Orio.

  • Listen to me.

  • When I say it, let me finish free.

  • Start typing an Oreo double stuff Milkshake?

  • Yes.

  • You guys have the Oreo shake their I think you also have an Oreo cream shake there too.

  • But this is the only Orio double stuff shake.

  • If you don't have Oreo double stuff in the UK they're what they sound like.

  • Orioles with twice as much filling.

  • This is the last thing we're shooting today, and I've been waiting for this all day.

  • Holy thistle.

  • So good guys, I'm not plan.

  • This might have turned the tides and how I feel about five guys.

  • I'm not kidding.

  • This is so good.

  • I'm finishing this.

  • I don't care how sick it makes me drinking it on last, but by no means least in the u.

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  • You can wash your burgers down with a range of biz just Yeah, well, they don't serve beard are five guys, But I brought my own chairs, My man.

  • Ah, it is very warm.

  • Have a hot dog.

  • That split's like, I'm still like what I'm like.

  • I'm shook by that.

  • This'll is why people on the Internet now are like, I think the hot dogs a sandwich.

  • When when you serve it like that, like like with, like the meat cut in half like that It's like, Yeah, kind of, But it's not.

  • It's a hot dog.