Popular social media food reviewer slams new Five Guys burger chain as a ‘rip-off’

A popular fast food critic has slammed a US burger chain that recently arrived in Australia, claiming that it is a ‘rip-off’ and has the same quality of produce as Hungry Jacks.

TikTok creator Fred, known on the social media app for his straightforward opinions, recently visited the new Five Guys burger restaurant in Penrith and posted about his experience on Tuesday.

In the first video the food reviewer expressed his disapproval over the cost of his food order with six burgers, three milkshakes, four fries and four drinks amounting to $215.

TikTok creator 'Abrakebabra_reviews' recently visited the new Five Guys burger restaurant in Penrith and posted several videos about his experience (stock image)

TikTok creator ‘Abrakebabra_reviews’ recently visited the new Five Guys burger restaurant in Penrith and posted several videos about his experience (stock image) 

The order included six burgers, three milkshakes, four fries and four drinks, which came to a whopping cost of $215 and the outraged reviewer said it was a 'rip-off'

The order included six burgers, three milkshakes, four fries and four drinks, which came to a whopping cost of $215 and the outraged reviewer said it was a ‘rip-off’

Outraged by what he deemed an astronomical amount to spend on a fast food meal the reviewer stated it was a rip-off.

In a second video he showed off the burger, which cost $19, and took a bite to see whether the taste was comparable to the price.

However, after a few bites, the food reviewer quickly stated that the burger was nothing special and the quality was just like popular fast food chain Hungry Jacks.

In a second video, he showed off the burger, which cost $19, and took a taste to reveal his thoughts on the expensive burger

In a second video, he showed off the burger, which cost $19, and took a taste to reveal his thoughts on the expensive burger

When did Five Guys land in Australia? 

US burger giant Five Guys opened its doors in Sydney’s western suburb of Penrith on September 20.

Seagrass Boutique Hospitality in Sydney secured the rights to be the brand’s master franchisee in Australia. 

Five Guys is a family-run burgers and fries joint that started in America in 1986. 

Now, there are locations across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with planned expansion into New Zealand.

The franchise is renowned for its customisable made-to-order burgers with the choice of 15 toppings and American-style milkshakes. 

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‘It’s Hungry Jacks. I can not justify paying this amount of money for this,’ he exclaimed.

‘I’ll go straight to Hungry Jacks.’

He further added that the burger was ‘f*****g s**t’ and was ‘slop’ and told his followers to save their money.

‘I’m telling you, go to Hungry Jacks, get yourself a double whopper, save the f*****g cash because that’s what this is.’

However, after a few bites, the food reviewer quickly stated that the burger quality was just like popular fast-food chain Hungry Jacks (stock image)

However, after a few bites, the food reviewer quickly stated that the burger quality was just like popular fast-food chain Hungry Jacks (stock image) 

The Sydney food fan’s opinion on the US chain prompted a flurry of responses from passionate food lovers.

Many individuals were stunned at the prices and expressed that they wouldn’t make the trip to the store.

One user wrote: ‘With those prices they won’t last in Australia for long’.

‘Saved me a 30 minute trip this weekend thank you. Who charges $10 for a milkshake,’ another user said.

The Sydney food fan’s opinion on the US food chain prompted a flurry of responses from passionate food lovers (stock image)

The Sydney food fan’s opinion on the US food chain prompted a flurry of responses from passionate food lovers (stock image) 

Another wrote: ‘Never was a fan of it when I lived in America’.

While a fourth stated: ‘It does look like a whopper for real!’

However, some people believed that the food reviewer shouldn’t have complained about the cost of the items if he had seen them before ordering.

One user wrote: ‘What, you didn’t see the prices before you ordered? Don’t pay and then complain. I don’t understand people or these negative comments.’

‘You knew the price beforehand surely,’ said another.

While a third wrote: ‘I’ve had Five Guys in multiple countries, quality always amazing and decent $.’

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Five Guys for comment. 

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