'Madison Square Park' on Serious Eats

Would You Pay To Get Your Shake Shack Meal More Quickly?

If you need some extra cash, have lots of time, and don't mind waiting in a long line outside, you may be able to make a pretty penny by getting to the head of the notoriously long line at Shake Shack in Madison Square Park and charging people at the back of the line for ordering their meals. The Gloss's editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff and video intern Paige Polesnak tried it out—using one person as the "frontman" and another as the "crowd pleaser" who takes orders from people in the back willing to pay the "liberty tax"—and ended up making $43. More

Shake Shack Shakedown: Are All ShackBurgers Created Equal?

The expansion of Shake Shack is a double-edged sword. With four Shake Shack locations in Manhattan, the average New Yorker is now closer than ever to juicy, gooey, beefy, cheesy bliss. On the other hand, the real question is whether or not quality will suffer with the expansion. Is it possible to cook burgers that are not only the best in the city, but consistently the best in the city in four different locations? I took it upon myself to find out. More

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