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Five Guys at 8:00 P.M. Friday: The Calm Before the Storm

Welcome to a Burger Week: Chains edition of Eater Scenes, where photographers visit notable spots to capture them at a certain point in the day.

Last weekend's warming weather drew many on Fore Street to Gelato Fiasco, but a handful of devout burger buffs headed to Five Guys Burgers and Fries to get their fast food fix on a Friday evening. Late night can get messy at this particular location, which has been known to keep security guards on hand to manage the chaos.

A word of advice when ordering at the Virginia-based chain: portions are enormous. One large serving of fries will satisfy all but the most ardent of potato fans. Similarly, the standard burger order is actually a double. Stick with a "little" if you're not hungry enough to take down two patties. Then customize your order with 15 different free toppings. Need some inspiration? Take a look at these burger hacks to create something bolder.

—Kyle J. Norris

Five Guys

425 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 541-9275 Visit Website