I've included the eatsalem post from their Lancaster opening to remind you of the great nutrition controversy that followed:
My small town didn't offer much, but it did have a walk-up burger joint. It was aptly named, The Burger Bar. Don, the owner and cook, kept it simple. He was rewarded with loyal local customers and steady traffic from I-5. Today, when I took my first bite of cheese burger at Five Guys, I felt transported back in time; Burger Bar taste recreated.
The atmosphere reminded both N and I of In-N-Out, with the vibe of a youthful/modern Rockin Rogers type of place. One nice touch was the large box of complimentary unshelled peanuts you could help yourself to--scoops and paper boats provided for your convenience.
We put our wait in line to good use by studying the menu. All toppings are free and are chosen when you order. N and I took the easy way out and ordered our burgers, "All the Way". This includes every topping listed in black on the menu. About 8 minutes after we ordered and found a freshly bussed table, our number was called out. N retrieved and delivered the grease stained, brown paper bags. "All the Way", made for a messy, but delicious classic burger. Our two regular sized fries (I ordered cajun and N ordered regular style) were tasty, fresh and generous. Next time we'll share one of the ample orders. Our ticket added up to a little over $19. It included 2 burgers, 2 fries and 2 drinks. Yup, it's more than the arches or the king, BUT it's also much better fast food than either of those two choices.
We enjoyed the music and the bustle of the numerous, red-shirted employees working hard taking orders, cooking, assembling, packing, stocking and cleaning. We rarely venture out to Lancaster, unless we're on a specific errand, but it's good to know there's another option for grabbing a quick bite when we're out that way. Yes, it is a chain, but then again--it IS Lancaster.
2323 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, OR 97305
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