After getting off the plane to Hollywood Burbank Airport, we immediately went to a Shake Shack outlet just along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was pretty cool dining next to the walk of fame but it was towards the far side of the walk, which meant we didn’t know most of the names on the stars (as the more well-known names are further down).
Before Shake Shack, we already had In-N-Out and so that was my basis of comparison when eating SS.
Just looking at Shake Shack’s menu (see below), the options you have are already 10 times more than what you can get at In-N-Out – which also meant a long time to decide on what I wanted. They had food options like Beef or Chicken Burgers, Hot Dogs, and drinks like shakes and wine.
Of course, I got their classic ShackBurger – a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and their secret ShackSauce. Another thing about Shake Shack is that the prices are more expensive, almost double the price, compared to In-N-Out.
Price: US$5.69 (single)/ US$8.49 (double)
We also got the SmokeShack which was basically the same as the above except with an all-natural smoked Niman Ranch bacon and chopped cherry peppers sandwiched inside. This added an extra crunch and savouriness to the burger and, who doesn’t love bacon?
Price: US$7.29 (single)/ US$9.99 (double)
Lastly, we tried the Roadside Double (top burger in picture) which, I felt, was the best tasting burger of all the 3 we had. That sauce that was enveloping the double swiss cheeseburger was just amazing as it gave a sort of sweetness to it. This burger had the most amount of effort in the preparations too. Inside, the dijon mustard and onions were simmered in bacon and beer.
Price: US$8.99 (double)
For some reason, US isn’t like SG where we have set meals. You literally have to order everything ala carte which makes everything more expensive :’) Hence, we got 2 types of Cut Crinkle Fries – Fries (US2.99) and Bacon Cheese Fries (US$4.89). The fries here are really fat and has those ridges that some of you may die for.