The trick, courtesy of the popular page @hellthyjunkfood, is just the latest fast-food hack to go draw millions of views on the app. In the past, users have shared tips for getting free refills at Starbucks, ordering discontinued items at Taco Bell and turning Chipotle leftovers into a totally new meal.
Meanwhile, @hellthyjunkfood’s hack requires a little more effort. But depending on how much you love Five Guys, it could be worth it.
The trick basically involves ordering one burger to go, and then turning it into two at home. To start, you order a cheeseburger, which at Five Guys comes standard with two patties and two slices of cheese.
Then, you order whatever toppings you want — all of which are free at Five Guys — but ask for everything to come on the side. Next, ask for an extra set of buns with your order.
With all those free add-ons, you now have the supplies to construct two burgers however you want. Just remove one of the cheese-covered patties from your original burger, put it between the buns and top both burgers with all of your neatly wrapped toppings.
The hack is complicated, but based on the chain’s rules, it works. Still, TikTokers were divided over whether or not it’s worth the effort. Some said it was a waste of time.
“Making them work extra hard just to save a buck,” one user wrote.
“Or you can just pay for the other burger,” another added.
Others, however, praised @hellthyjunkfood for sharing the tip. In particular, many pointed out that it’s a good way to save money at Five Guys, which tends to be more expensive than burger chains like Wendy’s or McDonald’s.
“This is a great way to eat cheap,” one user wrote.
“Infinite food glitch,” another added.
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