Earlier today, Shake Shack's limited-edition David Chang "Shrimp Stack" burger made some kind of history, attracting the longest line ever in the chain's ten-year life span. With only 1,000 shrimp-patty-topped burgers in stock and a nearly mile-long queue that coiled around Madison Square Park and back again, the big question is: Was it at all worth the wait? This photo, taken by writer Priya Krishna, depicts the main event was all about, which looks pretty delicious. More on the "amazing," "absolutely sublime," and "worth it" hamburger, straight ahead, along with some ineluctably cranky dispatches from the line.
Just snackin on Dave Changs shake shack burger with shrimp terrine, momofuku hoisin sauce,cucumbers, onions pic.twitter.com/5os8QWNju3Martin Gelin (@M_Gelin) June 10, 2014
Of course, waiting in long lines isn't for everybody:
Look, I like Shake Shack as much as all of you, but this is insanity http://t.co/Mqo9rlOr7XNisha Chittal (@NishaChittal) June 10, 2014
The line for Shake shack in Madison square park is around 1/4 mile long. I will never understand thisSean Lear (@SeaNYlear) June 10, 2014
For context on the absolute pandemonium that went down earlier in Madison Square Park, just check out these dispatches:
Finally, the madness at least seems to be winding down.
@gregzzy about 500 left but if youre not in line now, there isnt a high chance well have any left. Sorry, friend!SHAKE SHACK (@shakeshack) June 10, 2014
And in case you were wondering, Andrew Zimmern's "AZ Cabrito Burger" is up tomorrow.