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Jun 13, 2014 10:06 AM

Shake Shack 10th Anniversary Special Celebration

As usual, full review with all the photos on the blog: http://ramblingsandgamblings.blogspot...

That is a picture of a burger that my friends and many others waited over 6 hours for yesterday. All throughout this week, the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park has been doing burger collaborations with famous chefs in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Yesterday's offering was the Humm Burger: Shack beef-blend gruyere cheeseburger topped with all-natural applewood smoked bacon, celery relish, Bibb lettuce, truffle mayo and shaved fresh black truffle.

So, what's the verdict? Honestly, I'm not sure any food is worth a 7 hour wait. But this was an absolutely delicious burger. The perfume of the truffle whet the appetite while the gruyere bacon cheeseburger provided an excellent base. What really made the burger for me was the celery relish, which worked beautifully to both highlight the strong ingredients and to make them work together in harmony. If they took out the truffle shavings to lower the cost and served the burger regularly, I'm sure there would still be a long line to get it.

I don't know what was more absurd. That people waited 6+ hours not for something free, but to PAY $9 for a burger, or that when new people joining the line were told that there was only a minute chance they would be able to get one of the collaboration burgers, they decided to stay and wait anyway.

Any other stories from this week of Shake Shack line-mania?

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  1. I'm surprised that so many people have no obligations for 7 hours on a weekday and then spend that 7 hours on getting a burger :)

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    1. re: Pookipichu

      I wish I had that kind of time! I hope the burgers were worth the wait!

      1. re: AE80s

        Definitely jealous, I'd do it if I could :)

    2. was it only at the madison square park location?

      God bless to those people who waited 7 hours for a burger. I don't know what I'd pick if I had to...waiting 7 hours for a burger or taking a day trip to NY to eat at EMP.

      1. anyone try the other special burgers from this week?

        1. Apparently david chang's burger drew a ginormous crowd too...

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          1. re: Ttrockwood

            Yes, but I think the Humm burger line on Thursday set the record as the morning line extended all the way to 26th Street.

          2. Yes I was following this all week with the {ridiculous} hope that I could manage a lunch break for some of these. I have trouble with 5 minute lines at the supermarket, not to mention 7 hours. Especially now that I broke the 2048 game.