Five Guys' Fries Hate Your Arteries

They're the Worst Fries in America ... and also the best. Damn

By Carissa DiMargo
|  Monday, Dec 7, 2009  |  Updated 10:36 AM EDT
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Sure, Five Guys have taken numerous awards in the fast-food genre, but here's another of dubious distinction: Men's Health has listed the chain's crispy, salty 'taters as the Worst Fries in America, reports Washington Business Journal.

In other words, you may love them, but they hate you.

The large size packs in 1,464 calories and 71 grams of fat -- but if you've ever eaten at Five Guys, you know they basically hand you a grocery bag of fries. And for something that could feed your entire home owners' association, that calorie count sort of seems like a bargain.

The fries share the Worst Foods list with other menu items courtesy of Captain Obvious. Examples: Outback's full rack of babyback ribs (3,021 calories) and Applebee's quesadilla burger (ew).

Seriously, what are we supposed to do now? Go to McDonald's? Eat a salad?! OK, we suggest you just avoid seeing any more Five Guys locations, so you won't get tempted. So just stay out of Georgetown, Bethesda, Dupont, Arlington, Highland Park, McPherson Square, downtown, Nats Park, Tysons, National Airport, Falls Church, Alexandria, Hyattsville, Annandale....

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