Why You Shouldn't Order Your Five Guys Little Burgers 'All The Way'

Fats-food outlet Five Guys is known for its varied burger offerings such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, bacon burgers, bacon cheeseburgers, and the little versions of each kind of burger. In case you're asking yourself how big the difference is between a bacon burger and a little bacon burger, essentially, the little versions have one patty rather than the usual serving of two patties that come with each normal-sized hamburger (via Brand Eating). 

The standard choice for toppings is something called "All the Way" and means that you get your burger gets packed with tomatoes, pickles, grilled onions and mushrooms, ketchup, mayonnaise, lettuce, and mustard. You can also opt for additional toppings if you're in the mood for them. As delicious as this sounds, there's a reason why this isn't the best option to choose when you're eating a little burger. Read on for the full lowdown on why this option just doesn't make the cut.

'All the Way' is way too much

As Brand Eating illustrates, if you opt for "All the Way," the sheer amount of ingredients make this an overwhelming choice and is confusing, to say the least. When there are too many flavors competing for your attention, it's difficult to discern what exactly you're eating and the overall experience is ruined. One Reddit commenter argues that a great burger should not even need condiments. "I have to get the same toppings on my burgers wherever I go, so I can directly compare them," they wrote. "At Five Guys, as is the case elsewhere, I get cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce and that's it. No condiments, as burger meat should stand on its own merits."

Yelp reviewer wrote about their experience with choosing a little bacon burger with "All the Way" toppings and also wasn't very impressed. "Maybe I just wasn't a fan of all the toppings on the all the way version but it just didn't taste like a cohesive burger to me," they said, adding that while the meat patty itself was tasty, "some toppings didn't mix well."  For them, the burger tasted more like a dish from "a backyard barbecue." Consider skipping this one.