Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Summer of Lard

My dear readers, this has been declared the Summer of Lard. Why? Well, mostly because the first Philadelphia location of Shake Shack opened yesterday. I have been excited about this since it was first announced almost a year ago. My partner in lard, Sara, and I have been holding an intense countdown for the past week. Was the line insane? YES. Was the person in front of me in line one of the most obnoxious men I've ever encountered? YES AGAIN. Was the food awesome and totally everything I had hoped? YES TO THE THIRD POWER!

Seriously... the line was crazy.

Luckily I had my Lard-ners in Crime...
Pictured: Sara and Jen.
Not pictured: Elle and Gigi who took one look at the line and went out for Chinese.

Once we got inside, it was even more of a madhouse!

Eventually, we were able to order our food. The cashier looked utterly exhausted. They'd had a nonstop stream of people since opening at 11 AM. This was 7:30ish. I got my little burger buzzer and made multiple jokes about the Outback Steakhouse.

Also, I could use a manicure.

We managed to find a table in the back (no small victory) and sat down to enjoy our lard! I had a Single Shack Burger, cheese fries, and a chocolate shake.

It was delicious and everything I had hoped it would be. Unfortunately, this is what I looked like after dinner.

It's gonna be a great summer!


  1. So the massive amounts of cheese fries you and I will consume will fit very well into this summer's theme, huh?

  2. Meg, thanks so much for visiting us at our new Philly Shack. We appreciated your support on our first day!

    We're thrilled to be a part of the community, and our team can't wait to see you again soon!

    -Brandy, Shake Shack