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CT Cuisine: Five Guys


   In the latest quest to satisfy their hunger, trail media reporters Shishyan Bhatta and Yabetse Beneberu landed at the local Five Guys in Southlands. Known for their Burgers, the duo are keen to know if Five Guys is a location worth a trip of famished students nearby.

  Right as we opened the door the air was filled with the aroma of burgers, and we were welcomed in by the workers at the grill. The place had a red and white interior and had sacks of potatoes and peanuts piled near the tables. There was a sign eluting to where the potatoes you eat that day were produced in, our’s was from Egid, Idaho. The sacks of potatoes and signs gave us a sense of comfort knowing that our food was freshly sourced.

  That sense of comfort quickly faded as we glanced at the menu as everything was high-priced; a regular hamburger 10.19, for just the burger. For comparison, the Big Daddy burger at Good Times is identical to the bacon cheeseburger at Five Guys, yet is $3.70 cheaper than Five Guys, this may sound like a small deal but for your regular high school student, Five Guys may be a little expensive.

  Though Five Guys is not that far in Southlands, students still need a motor vehicle to cover the distance, limiting the restaurant to mostly upperclassmen. The wait time was not bad, as we got in and out in very little time. 

  The burger itself was very good, with nice juicy patties, with melted cheese and crispy bacon. Though the burgers were good it was only slightly better than Good Times which is right across the street. The cajun fries were delicious and well seasoned; they didn’t skimp out on the fries as the bag was overflowing. 

  With a good burger and proximity to the school, Five Guys is a great option to go grab lunch, but in our opinion, Good Times is a better option for most high school students, as they are cheaper, offer faster service, and are located across the street. 


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Shishyan Bhatta
Shishyan Bhatta, Staff Reporter
Shishyan Bhatta is a third year journalism student and it's his second year in Trail Media. In his time on the team, he has reported on various topics ranging from telling stories about the community, to helping students manage stress. Shishyan has also earned recognition for his video on the school’s library renovations. When he’s not making stories about the Trail he likes to play video games, take photos, and watch true crime shows.
Yabe Beneberu
Yabe Beneberu, Editor
Yabetse Beneberu is a Senior at Cherokee Trail. With three years of experience on staff, and leading as the Video Production Editor during the 2023-2024 school year. Yabetse’s skills are predominantly in the Adobe Production Suite, from Premiere Pro to After Effects. Yabetse's main goals are to assist in producing the monthly show and help the staff with editing technicalities. When Yabetse is not involved in the journalism world at CT, he is working on projects for TSA (Technology student alliance), playing chess at Chess Club, or studying for IB (international baccalaureate) exams. All in all Yabetse Beneberu is ready to make this year the best possible year with the Digital Media staff, in creating informative and well produced content.

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