Just got back from a first visit to Zip Burger, a new entry in the City's burger wars and sure to incite many opinions on the boards. They do burgers, turkey burgers, salmon burgers and veggie burgers and have a fair amount of toppings and options available for extra money. Also have Belgian fries and shakes.
I had the basic burger with cheddar, lettuce, tomato and ketchup, fries and a chocolate shake. The burger was quite good but really small for the cost. The fries came in a brown bag and there were tons of them. They were excellent, crispy and hot, much better than Shake Shack's version. The shake was good.
But the cost was really insane. $4.50 for a basic burger, but they charge separately for nearly every addition other than a white bun (other types of bread are available for an additional charge) and ketchup. So your basic burger after adding cheese ($.50 to $1.50), lettuce ($.25) and tomato ($.50) will cost you closer to or over $6.00, fries are $3.50 and shakes $4.50. With a single shack burger costing only a little over $4.00, I just don't think it's worth it. I'd be willing to pay a lot for a great burger, but I'm just not sure this is it.
Located at 52nd and 2nd. Very small dining area upstairs. Service was fast and no line to speak of. I may go back one more time after they get the kinks out. Curious to hear what others have to say.