Which Shack Has the Best ShackBurger?

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J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, creator of the Fake Shack, takes his pontification of the ShackBurger to a new level and compares them at each Shake Shack location. Not surprisingly, the original gets the highest marks, but you may be surprised to hear that the Upper East Side burgers supposedly have the crispier crust, while the use of a circular meat pounder rather than a spatula at the Times Square location results in a thicker patty. Scandale! [Hamburger Today/Serious Eats]