Is the Shake Shack Why You’re Fat?

Behold: Fried White Castles
Behold: Fried White Castles Photo: Melissa Hom

Eat Me Daily pens a review of This is Why You’re Fat and calls it “an extraordinary document of human culinary achievement.” We wouldn’t go that far, but maybe we’re just bummed that the book fails to acknowledge our own culinary achievement: the fried White Castle. On the other hand, after flipping through the irresistible slider of a book, we see some “local favorites” did get full-page spreads — namely, the Ditch Dogs at Ditch Plains (two hot dogs topped with macaroni and cheese) and the Shake Shack Double Stack (the Shack’s merging of a cheeseburger and ’shroom burger). Wait a minute — the Double Stack? That’s not gross-out food, that’s just lunch! We didn’t know we were going to have to take “this is why you’re fat” literally …