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Why are the Shake Shack burgers so salty this year?

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Okay I dont want to start a big thing and hear people saying the shake is overrated or not etc. I have loved the Shake since the day it opened up 2 blocks away from me and look forward to it's opening each year.

However, this year is a little different. I got my first burger on the soft opening day and it was good but I noticed it was a little bit saltier than I had remembered. I asked my SO what he thought and he said he didn't notice anything different. I had another 2 days later and it seemed like it was better- salty but not too bad.

Since then I have been back 3 times and each time it was overly salty again. So much so that tonight when my SO took his first bite he even exclaimed "wow this is super salty!" I was at least glad that he noticed finally. Has anyone else or am I just getting some bad showings?

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    1. I haven't noticed oversalting

      1. I figured they were just going for a more "seasoned" patty. They do taste a little bit saltier, but it hasn't affected the quality IMO.

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        1. re: Aaron L.

          Shake Shack burgers are always oversalty. That is why they are also overrated. I much prefer the Burger Joint, Blue 9 Burger, or even the Spotted Pig to the Shake Shack.

        2. I haven't been yet this year, but the one I had in the fall was a bit too salty for my taste as well. Don't get me wrong, I love the flavor of the burger, but there was too much pure saltiness. That really sucks to hear.

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