I loves me some Five Guys burgers.
Over the last few years my dislike of fast food grown exponentially. When Five Guys opened in my neighborhood I completely swore-off all the rest. Now on to their Android application.
What’s it Do?
Five Guys may serve food that is typically found at fast food joints, however their food is anything but fast. A visit there takes about 30 minutes from order to departure if you sit down and eat. This is largely because it takes some time for them to cook your food.
The app lets you simply place your order, tell them what time you want to eat, and pay for your food.
I lost track of time this evening doing research on LED lighting for a new project I’m working on. When I finally realized I hadn’t had anything to eat in hours I didn’t want to cook or clean, so I tried out the new app. I figured I could get dinner and a blog post out of it.
It works as advertised. You can quickly place an order, and completely customize your burger with any topping. The app is intuitive, and easy to follow.
I went out of my way to try to break it, adding and removing items to see if it would cause a glitch in the system. It never stumbled.
When I showed up to get my food they were just finishing it up.
After I ordered my cheeseburger & fries it pushed me to a payment screen before I could order a drink. I had to go out of my way to add the drink to the order.
It wasn’t a big deal, but I’m always surprised when a website or application makes me go out of my way to give more money.
The smart bastards at Five Guys figured out how to make it easier and faster to acquire their food. That means that I need to increase my willpower to avoid their damn store.
All jokes aside, there’s nothing major wrong with this app.
If you like Five Guys, but don’t always have the time to wait in-store, this app is a great way to speed up the process.
Practice safe eating! Remember to exercise regularly, and enjoy Five Guys in moderation.
Images from the Android App Store
App tested on a first generation Droid.