Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

Manhattan Anniversary Shake Shack

Shake Shack 10th Anniversary Special Celebration


mentionedExpand Map
Powered by
Powered by Reset Map Reset
Restaurants & Bars 16

Shake Shack 10th Anniversary Special Celebration

fooder | Jun 13, 2014 10:06 AM

As usual, full review with all the photos on the blog: http://ramblingsandgamblings.blogspot...

That is a picture of a burger that my friends and many others waited over 6 hours for yesterday. All throughout this week, the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park has been doing burger collaborations with famous chefs in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Yesterday's offering was the Humm Burger: Shack beef-blend gruyere cheeseburger topped with all-natural applewood smoked bacon, celery relish, Bibb lettuce, truffle mayo and shaved fresh black truffle.

So, what's the verdict? Honestly, I'm not sure any food is worth a 7 hour wait. But this was an absolutely delicious burger. The perfume of the truffle whet the appetite while the gruyere bacon cheeseburger provided an excellent base. What really made the burger for me was the celery relish, which worked beautifully to both highlight the strong ingredients and to make them work together in harmony. If they took out the truffle shavings to lower the cost and served the burger regularly, I'm sure there would still be a long line to get it.

I don't know what was more absurd. That people waited 6+ hours not for something free, but to PAY $9 for a burger, or that when new people joining the line were told that there was only a minute chance they would be able to get one of the collaboration burgers, they decided to stay and wait anyway.

Any other stories from this week of Shake Shack line-mania?

Shake Shack - Upper West Side,
Shake Shack - Upper East Side
Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound