Since I have shared my In-N-Out experience, I think writing about Shake Shack would be appropriate since the two burger chains have always been compared with each other.
To be honest, I don't understand the comparison. In-N-Out is a regional brand with locations mostly within the west coast, while Shake Shack is an international brand with locations in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. While In-N-Out is a fast casual restaurant, Shake Shack falls to a more upscale category.
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My friend and I visited Shake Shake in F Street in Washington, DC for our early dinner. The restaurant was almost full but we were able to get tables right away.
I got myself a single Shackburger ($5.55), with Cheese Fries ($3.99). Shackburger is Shake Shack's Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce and Cheese Fries is the famous Crinkle-Cut Fries topped with cheese sauce.
I was thinking of getting a milkshake but Abita Draft Root Beer ($2.85 for S, $3.60 for L) got my attention. Aside from the sodas, juices, iced tea, and lemonade, Shake Shack also serves beer and wine (for guests 21+, of course).
The Shackburger patty uneven-looking edges made me feel that it was indeed made of pure beef. The beef was really tender, and the burger was so flavorful that as much as I wanted to savor each bite, I was defeated by my need to put more of that delicious burger in my mouth.
I definitely agree that Shake Shack's fries are one of the best, which I chose to smother with cheese sauce because I love cheese on anything. :P
Overall, I only have one regret with Shake Shack: it's that I didn't visit sooner. I like that it's casual yet classy at the same time. I wouldn't compare it with In-N-Out's burgers as both brands are awesome in their own way. I will definitely go back to Shake Shack and surely try the milkshake next time!
800 F St NW,
Washington, DC 20004