So this week my buddies wanted some burgers and decided to go for ShakeShack. I was complaining but if you can’t beat them join them. Last time I was in this burger joint I didn’t really enjoy the burgers that much, it was like McDonald’s on steroids. Greasy Junk food burgers. Now to clarify junk food burgers are great if you are in for a junkfood experience and not a culinary one.
How tasty is the Motherf*#$&r? – 7/10
I think this is the first ShakeShack burger that I liked and I would come back for when I’m in the mood for junk food burgers.
The burger had:
- Double Beed Patty
- Cheddar Cheese
- Cherry Peppers
- Applewood Smoked Bacon
- ShakeShack Sauce
- White Bread
So the patty wasn’t anyhting impressive. Better than your standard fastfood restaurant. It didn’t have option to make it medium which isn’t as big of a deal for me. Now it did lack flavour though. There weren’t enough spices and the meat wasn’t of great quality but I have to admit it was juicy so props to them. Few spices to push the flavour and those would of been great junk food patties. The bacon though was nice, lightly crispy, easy to eat and you could feel the smoky flavour so props to them. It fixed the meat experience for sure.
The cheese was there for the fat and the processed food flavour not really a large impact on the burger and doesn’t really give a specific taste. Order it on the fries at least then you can feel it pumping up your veins quicker.
Now the centerpiece of the burger in my opinion were the cherry peppers. Small sweet, fresh and with really strong flavour they made the burger have a very distinct taste compared to what I’ve had from burger joints. It was making the whole flavour much lighter and balancing out the meats.
ShakeSuace which is basically sirracha mayo and something else ( not sure ) was nice and making the burger juicy. What was wiered was the bun was a single piece that had a fold which is simply strange compared to most of the burger places I’ve been too. Not bad but nothing special either
Burger joint venue and overall experience? – 6/10
Oh Cholesterol Gods, why have you created the cheesy fries. Why do I and my cardio system have to suffer because those fries are one of the best junkfoods there. The fires themselves aren’t that speical but the amount of cheese is.
Otherwise they have a nice small selection of tap beers and the ale is not half bad.
Quirkiness level of the experience? – 5//10
Junk food burger joint with a lot of cheese and greese.