If you have OSN cable in your house then you’re familiar with Guy Fieri as he visit America’s most interesting and unique restaurants in Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. When he featured burgers in his show it was so tempting that right here and there I wanted to grab a bite of burger. But since it’s Ramadan here, most of the restaurant will open after 7pm, so I ignored the idea and instead I asked hubby if we can visit the much talked about Shake Shack located in Mall of the Emirates.
We arrived to Shake Shack almost 7pm just in time they were about to open. Upon entering they give you the menu and you get straight away the feeling that you are going to really indulge yourself with a big fat cheeseburger and fries.
There is almost always a line of customers, but don’t fret the line tends to move quickly, but you should be prepared to wait 15-20 minutes and sometimes even longer. Since all the food is freshly made, it takes another 10-15 minutes for most orders to be completed.
While on the queue they are giving complimentary water and dates.
We ordered their signature meal, the Shack Burger and Shack Stack.
Shack Burger features well-seasoned freshly ground beef, served with cheese, lettuce, tomato and shack sauce while Shack Stack is cheeseburger with a fried Portobello mushroom, topped with onions, cheese and shack sauce.We also ordered Strawberry Milkshake and Root beer float. The orders arrived on a tray; they’re colorful, good looking burgers, much similar to a gourmet kitchen than the fast food chain.
Verdict – I was a little disappointed to be honest. considering the hype surrounding it, but maybe I expected too much. Or should I say it depends on how you like your burgers but I also asked hubby and Raquiza and they were not even satisfied with their food. The flavors are simple and there is no wow-factor considering that the price is much expensive than the other burgers. But the good news it’s less guilt and less calories as the burgers were made 100% all-natural Angus beef, vegetarian fed, humanely raised and source verified. No hormones or antibiotics. Will I come back again? Maybe if it’s for free!! hehehe..