Ah, don't bother. You are all nuts, and so is everyone on Chowhound and eGullet. Completely crazy.
So, I go down to Shake Shack off-peak and just go for the straightforward SHackburger with cheese. Little tiny burger on the kind of soft white bun known in England as a bap. Bit of tomato, bit of lettuce. Slice of American cheese. And the special sauce about which I can remember nothing.
And you people are standing in line for this?
Yes, it is better than McDonalds. In a sane world, McDonald would be about this good, and no-one would be standing in line for it.
Barmy. The lot of you.
Edit to add: Loonies.
Well you just aren't a good judge of good burgers then. I'm with Dilley. The Shake Shack burger, alone or double, medium rare, is one of the for best burgers sold in the city. It is juicy, tasty, meaty and the perfet size. Eat two if you are hungry, or order a double. I get there before noon or ater 3 and rarely wait more than 5 minutes. I haven't had the JG Mellon burger that everyone raves about, but the Burger Shack and Corner Bostro also serve an excellent burger.
I've been down the burger trail for many years, and there is no nostalgia for me at the Shake Shack. Just a classic diner burger they way they used to be before they froze those premade hockey pucks. The shakes are too heavy for me. I prefer Root Beer or a float.
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