Welcome back to the Great Burger Battle! Our March Madness for food lovers kicked off on Friday with a spirited fight between two tough teams, but only one can continue: Holy Cow, who permanently put Good Stuff Eatery out to pasture. Today in our burger brawl the homegrown Five Guys chain goes against Tune Inn, a beloved Capitol Hill dive.
Five Guys outmatches its competitor when it comes to sheer numbers. The franchise, which began as a solo shop in Arlington in 1986, has brought its greasy-in-a-great-way cheeseburgers and fries to over 1,000 locations. Still this isn’t a David and Goliath scenario. While Tune Inn is a popular fixture on the Hill for its half-pound patties, it’s hardly a hidden gem—the iconic deep-fried burger was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (we’re also fans of their less-novel but equally delicious patty melt). So who deserves to stay in the game? Both eateries have a passionate following. It’s up to you to decide.