Shake Shack at Madison Square Park

I had a nice surprise on the way home from class today. For the past month I have been counting down the days until the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park reopened. I’ve had a strategic plan to leave for class an hour early on Wednesday, March 21st to endure the long lines and get my first shake of the season on opening day. But today, I was walking my usual Monday morning routine on 23rd street, dodging the falling ice and streams of water dripping from the scaffolding, when I looked over and saw about 6 people in line at the Shake Shack. At first I thought it was just a few workers or something because I have NEVER seen the line less than 20 people. So I jumped in line and sure enough- they’re open! I think I called about 4 people to tell them the good news, but apparently nobody cared as much as I did.

I got a chocolate shake for $5.25… kind of pricey. And they didn’t have malts, which I could have sworn I got a malt last summer but apparently I was wrong. I have yet to try their food though, which everybody talks about moreso than the shakes. Something I don’t believe they’ve done before that I saw today- they give you one of those handheld buzzers that buzz when your order is ready. Maybe this’ll help with the crowding around the pick up window?

So even though the website still has a “down to the last second” countdown until reopening, the shake shake was indeed open today.

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