Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
Nov 17, 2009 11:50 AM

Shake Shack Possibly Coming to the Common (Competing with another Proposal)

Well I just tried Shake Shack in NYC - and the burgers and shakes were excellent - juicy, very flavorful burger, real thick shakes, and interesting frozen custard - poached pear - (thoguh maybe not worth the 45 minute wait) - would be a great addition to Boston Common (though I bet the lines would be crazy) -

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Where's the "like" button on this thing?

    1. I hope this pans out - it was the one place I was unable to get to on my last NYC trip (I think we went to the Doughnut Plant instead).

      1. Oh my, I would be about 500 lbs in the blink of an eye!

          1. I wouldn't get too excited just yet. Building a restaurant on the Common with all the politics and logistics involved....I would say that you won't see a SShack or anything else for at least 2 years. And for Boston and it's politicians-that would be fast. A sad but true fact about this City and how it works.

            1 Reply
            1. re: TopCat

              Someone needs to get Menino a Shackburger and Concrete ASAP. Even then, I put the odds of a Shake Shack opening on the Common at close to zero unless Danny Meyer has an inside connection at City Hall. Too bad (except for my waistline)