Say burger joint and immediately I think MacDonald's, Burger King, dodgy meat from dodgy sources. I think thank you, but no thank you and promptly seek out the nearest Italian eatery. But my American friends Colleen and Mike assured me that Shake Shack held an upmarket status in the world of fast food chains and convinced me to check it out with an open mind and an open mouth.
The Shack, as it's affectionately known, opened its doors to the world in New York in 2004 and has since gone on to open branches throughout the United States. It hit the international burger scene in 2011 in Dubai and continues to expand inside and outside of the US. Did you know that we even have one right here in the UK? In the historic market building in Covent Garden, London to be exact.
The menu varies ever so slightly from branch to branch in order to incorporate local culinary trends and you can peruse each menu by location on their main website right HERE. Below is the menu I found myself choosing from and it wasn't an easy decision!
In the end Craigy Boy and I both chose the SmokeShacK™ as it came highly recommended by Mike. And being a local and a regular, I was inclined to trust his judgement. Were my fast food faith and culinary confidence misplaced? Only one way to find out! Come and join me, Craigy Boy, Mike and Colleen as we take you out for a beefy bite down at the The Shack.