Five Guys Burgers & Fries would be opening in Stoneham in the Redstone Plaza. Five Guys is a fast food chain, with over 750 locations across the U.S. and Canada, and about four new restaurants in Massachusetts. They concentrate on burgers and fries, with only a few other items available on their menu. It is meant to be a step-up from places like Burger King and McDonalds, and it certainly succeeds in that regard.
The Stoneham location opened on May 9 and I have eaten there several times since that date. It has been a popular place, and there are usually plenty of people eating there. It is open seven days a week, from 11am-10pm and you can even place your order online. As it is in Redstone Plaza, there is plenty of parking available.
Also on the menu is the Kosher style hot dog ($3.39), which you can have with cheese and/or bacon. Fries come as Regular or Cajun style, in regular ($2.99) or large ($4.69) sizes. They also have a Veggie Sandwich, Grilled Cheese and a Veggie Sandwich with Cheese. For drinks, you can order soda (with free refills) or bottled water. Note that the soda choices include unsweetened and sweet iced tea. You won't find salads, chicken, onion rings, soups, or anything else. I like the simplicity of the menu, as allowing them to concentrate on fewer items should enhance their quality.
Overall, I liked Five Guys and certainly prefer it to many of the other fast food burger joints out there. These won't be the best burgers you have ever had, but for the price, they are a delicious value and should satisfy your burger cravings. If you want a quick and casual lunch or dinner, and want a burger or dog, then I recommend Five Guys. It is a welcome addition to the culinary scene in Stoneham.