The notoriously popular NYC-based Shake Shack, which has recently expanded locally to Chestnut Hill with a Harvard Square location on the way, enjoys copious amounts of praise for its burgers and shakes. Its frozen, crinkle-cut fries, however, are another story, drawing ire from many otherwise-satisfied fans.
Shake Shack has apparently heard the pleas of fry-haters and has just introduced fresh-cut fries at the Upper East Side location in New York. This changeover will trickle down to all other locations as well, but the timeline is vague, so no word on when these will appear in Chestnut Hill. "It will take us some months to remodel our current kitchens before the switchover from frozen crinkle cuts to fresh fries is complete," said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti, according to Serious Eats' "A Hamburger Today" burger blog.
UPDATE: Serious Eats rushed out to the Upper East Side location to try the new fries. The conclusion? "The world is now a better place to eat french fries," said SE founder Ed Levine, who had previously been outspoken about his hatred of the frozen fries.
· Shake Shack to premiere fresh cut cries at UES location today [SE]
· Shake Shack serves handcut fries for the first time ever [-ENY-]
· All coverage of Shake Shack on Eater [~EBOS~]