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Aug 28, 2007 02:03 PM

Shake Shack Limit?

Is there a limit on how many burgers/fries/shakes one person can order at Shake Shack? I had never heard of this or seen a sign, but I've had two people now tell me they think there is both a limit, and a sign advising of it. But I don't see anything on the Shake Shack website, and I can't find any info online.


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  1. Yes - saw the sign Saturday - I believe it limits you to 6 items per person.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      I walked by today (at 3:30 PM the line was simply too long for a shake)...I thought it said 6 of the "same" items per person...though I could have misread. Six items per person sounds a lot more reasonable.

      1. re: merrymc

        I checked yesterday...6 of the same items per person is the limit. This time the line was short enough to consider eating a burger "just because."

    2. Shake Shack has had a 6 burger limit for a couple years now. The sign that talks about the grill being small and "orders this tall" has been visible for at least the last two seasons.

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      1. re: DutchOenophile

        You are correct. The limitation on orders has been in effect for some time.

      2. I happened to be in the area and went right at 11am for opening. Best time to go as I was #2 on line. The line was very light for the first 30 minutes.

        1. I think if I waited in the line for more than 30 minutes and the person in front of me ordered more than six burgers, fries and shakes, I might be tempted to bury him under the dog park. That's a rule I don't mind.

          1. how good are these burgers. I hear they are the best, and people line up for them. But lines dont convince me, they line up at magnolia bakery for the worst cupckaes imaginable... I went to New York burger because a sign said AOL award for best new york burger,,,it was far from being a great burger. Thus far i like soupburg's burgers the best,,Walker's has a good burger ,,i want to be amazed by Shake Shack. What do ya think?

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            1. re: foodwhisperer

              well, I don't think you'll be AMAZED by the burgers at Shake Shack. They're a'ight, sometimes good, but not something you really want to wait more than 20 minutes in line for, and it definitely won't blow you away. Not all it's hyped up to be.

              1. re: funkjester

                Agreed. I like the Shake Shack burger. I actually think that it is a very good burger - moist, I like the bun, perfect meat to bun ratio etc. But I wouldn't wait in line for more than about 5 minutes to order it. Also like the fries.

                1. re: MMRuth

                  I had their portobello burger and a lemonade when I went and both were delicious.

                  1. re: MMRuth

                    Ditto - I went because of Chowhound recommendations and for the novelty of it, being I was in NYC on vacation, but I certainly have had better burgers. Matter of fact, I'm sure they exist in NYC with a much shorter line!

                2. re: foodwhisperer

                  a shake shack burger comes with a reinvigorated madison square park. priceless.

                  1. re: steve h.

                    So true - love the shiny metal tree sculptures. We've only gone at 11:00 am-ish on a Saturday or Sunday - usually an overcast one. I would like to try that salted caramel custard though.

                    1. re: MMRuth

                      i like to grab a beer and a burger, sit at a table, scratch a doggie or two and take in some seriously great architecture.

                      it wasn't always this good.

                      1. re: MMRuth

                        The salted caramel is quite good -- I only wish it were a tiny bit saltier. Perhaps next time I'll bring my own salt.

                    2. re: foodwhisperer

                      Shake Shack burgers are great on a beautiful day when the ability to eat in Madison Square Park contributes greatly to the overall experience (and when either the line is short or you are so engrossed in conversation with a friend, lover, etc., that you don't mind the ridiculous wait). At all other times, it's just not worth it, IMHO.

                      1. re: Blumie

                        I wholeheartedly agree with this appraisal. Great if you don't have to wait or are distracted, but not worth the ridiculous lines you often see.

                        1. re: a_and_w

                          definately agreed. i always go with a back up plan. if the line even remotely looks long, i bail. no biggie, try again another day!