The Line Isn’t That Long: DC’s Shake Shack Opens

by UrbanTurf Staff

The line outside Shake Shack this morning.

UrbanTurf ran a contest last week in which the winner received a meal at the new DC Shake Shack on us. We also offered to stand in line for the winner, which gave us the excuse to eat there today.

The original Shake Shack is located in Madison Square Park in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan, and is infamous for its long, long lines when it is open during the summer. (There is even an online Shake Shack camera for consumers to check out how long the line is before leaving their desks.) The photo above shows a section of the line around 11:30am today, which was about 50 people deep (despite the intermittent rain), meaning that you were placing your order within 20 minutes of getting in line. When UrbanTurf left around 12:15pm, the line wasn’t much longer than that.

The Shack Burger

The Shack Burger and fries all lived up to the quality that you would get at the New York outpost. UrbanTurf contest winner JD also got the strawberry shake, which we imagine also did not disappoint. For a limited time, the DC location is offering complimentary custard to 2011 graduates, but proof of graduation (a diploma?) is required.

Shake Shack’s special for 2011 grads

UrbanTurf overheard a few people, including a member of our group, make comparisons between the Shack Burger and In-N-Out’s famous cheeseburger, but (in our humble opinion) the Shack Burger won out today, which was of course music to Shake Shack COO Randy Garutti’s ears.

“Happy to hear that!” Garutti said as we were heading out the door.

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  1. felt said at 2:41 pm on Tuesday May 17, 2011:

    Worth the wait and the hype. Just got back and, even though I am going to have to make a pit stop soon, I recommend the concretes highly.

  1. jg172226 said at 2:50 pm on Tuesday May 17, 2011:

    Laughable that anyone would stand in line for a hamburger. A hamburger!

  1. L said at 3:04 pm on Tuesday May 17, 2011:

    I stood in line for the shake not the burger, and it was just 15 mins.

  1. Mike said at 3:19 pm on Tuesday May 17, 2011:

    there is a Shake Shack coming to Nationals Ballpark…the sign has been teasing us since April.  Open already!

  1. anon said at 1:10 pm on Wednesday May 18, 2011:
  1. anon hater said at 3:41 pm on Tuesday June 28, 2011:

    whatever, anon!  calorie counting dbags need not apply here, killjoy.  Eat!

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