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Breaking Down Five Guys Burgers And Fries By The Numbers

Five Guys uses between 80 and 90 of these 20-pound cases of ground beef per week. That's approximately 1,700 pounds of ground beef.
Five Guys uses between 80 and 90 of these 20-pound cases of ground beef per week. That's approximately 1,700 pounds of ground beef.

[Photos: Amy McKeever/Eater.com]

If you were ever curious just how much peanut oil Five Guys uses for its signature fries, we can now officially tell you—it's a lot. Eater visited the McPherson Square location of the popular local chain, where franchise owner Charley Beresford and District Manager Chris Cutting broke down Five Guys by the numbers for us. We picked the McPherson Square location specifically because it pulls average numbers for the DC-area stores. The following figures can and do vary depending on location. And we've explained our math in the photo captions so you can see just how many cases equal 350 pounds of tomatoes.

Ground beef: 1,700 pounds
Bread: 2,520 buns
Cheese: 200 pounds
Lettuce: 251 heads
Tomatoes: 350 pounds
Bacon: 262 pounds
Onions: 350 pounds
Mushrooms: 140 pounds
Pickles: 40 gallons
Relish: 1 gallon
Ketchup: 78 gallons
A1: 1.5 gallons
BBQ sauce: 1.5 gallons
Hot sauce: 1.5 gallons
Peanut oil: 595 pounds
Potatoes: 5,250 pounds
Cajun seasoning: 5 pounds
Peanuts: 250 pounds

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