The Madness that is Shake Shack - Is it an Expensive Fast Food Burger? A Cheaper Gourmet Burger? (vs. Golden State) - Review and Pics


#41

Yup.

Single.

Even though the price chart comparison is with a double-double.


#42

In N Out is more exciting than Shake Shack. http://la.eater.com/2016/3/29/11325736/in-n-out-crime-threaten-cop-car-pasadena


#43

Gotcha. I was just doing a little research, though, and it turns out the In N Out patties are actually only 2 oz each compared to 4 oz at Shake Shack. Never occurred to me until now there might be a difference. In N Out is still cheaper, but it’s not quite the ridiculous price gap I thought initially.


#44

each additional patty is like 70 cents, so it’s still the same ridiculous price gap (+$6 vs +$8). Thus, footnote number 2 :wink:


#45

I should’ve read the fine print!


#46

Does anyone know if the lines at Shake Shack have died down since it’s been open for a bit now?


#47

@President_Mochi Yes, the madness has died down. I went a while back ago, and walked right on in. It was about 9:30PM on a Thursday night.


#48

11:30am on Saturday, walked straight in and to a register. A line formed but never looked longer than 10-15 min.


#49

Thanks, @attran99 and @noddles! Appreciate the scoop and good news.

How did you like it? Thinking about stopping by in a week or so for dinner when I’m in the neighborhood for a show.


#50

@President_Mochi I got the standard cheeseburger and felt that it was the beefiest fast food-style burger I’ve ever had. Pricing was not fast food-style. I enjoyed the crispy crinkle fries with the cheese sauce. My sister adores the chicken sandwich. I’m glad I tried it, but for the price, I’d rather hop over to Golden State.


#51

Make sure you try a shroom burger. That plus a single shack burger makes for a perfect meal imo.


#52

I was there last Saturday at about 2:30. Looked like 10 folks in line outside the door. But it still took about 1/2 hour to get to order because inside is a Disneyland style line. Got a shackburger and a chicken sand.

Chicken sand was great, but double price of chick-fil-a and not twice as good. Burger meat nicely charred but tiny for over $6.

The shakes were the only thing worth the line and price, IMHO.


#53

This.


#54

I’ll dissent and say I found the chicknshack easily worth the premium over chick fil a. YMMV.


#55

It was delicious. But It looked like they trimmed off the thinner part of the whole breast and just served the thick part. IMHO, Pretty small sandwich.


#56

Seems like his is a common sentiment. I’ve never been, actually. Maybe I can convince the group to do a lil bang-bang for a direct comparison…

Great tip. Will do.

Any shake that you particularly enjoyed? I’ve been craving a simple strawberry shake lately and may jump at that if they have it.


#57

It’s pretty comical how small it is compared to HR


#58

They do have a straight up strawberry shake. Always do.

Personally, I would opt for the “Brownie Points” which is an LA-specific concrete. Although a straight up vanilla shake is not a bad thing at all.


#59

I suppose this is off-topic but I won’t patronize C-F-A due to their anti-LGBTQ stance.


#61

Interesting. My instincts (gut) draw me more towards the shake than the concrete. There’s a difference, right?

And agreed. Vanilla shake is probably the king of the shake hill. But where oh where can one get a vanilla shake made from Mexican vanilla beans??