Shake Shack Covent Garden

After buying a new iPhone at the Apple Store in Covent Garden I decided to have lunch at Shake Shack inside the Market Building. The fast casual restaurant was opened last year and its popularity has grown ever since. It is the one and only in England. I discovered Shake Shack while I was in New York one year with my friend and I love it ever since. We noticed the restaurant as people queued around the block waiting to be served. May I add that it was winter, cold and raining? If people are happy to do all that for burger and fries, they must be damn good, right? We started queuing and 45 minutes we could finally order. I will never forget how great the burger tasted, especially after being soaking wet and cold. Since then I am a Shake Shake convert and burgers somewhere else will never taste the same.

Today I ordered a double ShackBurger with fries and a diet coke. A single Shake Shack cheeseburger costs £5 and the double £8. It is 100% Aberdeen Agnus beef. The ShackBurger comes with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce. The ShackSauce is so delicious, it really makes Shack Shake unique. While the burgers are fantastic, I feel always let down by the fries. Yes, they look amazing but they don’t taste good. The staff is very friendly, you enter the restaurant through one door, order and then leave through another door to wait for the food. You get a device which shakes when your order is ready. What a clever idea!

Shake Shack is a fast casual restaurant chain based in New York and is owned by the Union Square Hospitality Group. Starting out in 2000 inside Madison Square Park as a food cart, the chain has now grown steadily in popularity. Today the chain is the biggest of the Union Square Hospitality Group’s Portfolio. Its average store performance of US4$ million is more than twice that of McDonald’s average store performance within the United States. Shake Shack is not only well-known for its burgers and hot dogs but also for its milk shakes. They are rated as some of the best in the industry. The chain customises its menu to the local flavours of its restaurant. Last but not least: The Shake Shack Menu.
Should you ever come across one of their restaurants, you should order something. However, be careful: You might get addicted. Have you been to Shake Shack yet? Either here or somewhere in the States? What did you think? Feel free to post your comment below. 

8 Comments

  1. August 2, 2014 / 12:13 am

    Covert Garden sounds beautiful! I definitely want to visit sometime 🙂 x

  2. August 2, 2014 / 8:05 am

    I love Covent Garden but it's been too many years since I was last there. I've never seen frozen custard on a menu before, but that might just be the winner for me!

  3. August 2, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    I went in New York and hated it. The lines were massive and the burger was just OK. I much prefer 5 Guys!

  4. August 3, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    I actually never tried their frozen custard either but then I am not a huge fan of custard anyway.

  5. August 18, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    Im am going to London for a couple of days in September and the Shake Shack is now definitely on my list of places to visit. The burger looks delicious

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