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60 Minutes Shake-Shack Danny Meyer

Post by lennygoran » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:40 am

Enjoyed the segment from Sunday but will not wait again for the overpriced Shake Shack hamburger-once was enough! Regards, Len

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/shake-shac ... -business/

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Re: 60 Minutes Shake-Shack Danny Meyer

Post by John F » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:10 am

There's a Shake Shack in downtown Brooklyn near Borough Hall. I tried one of their hamburgers, didn't care for it much (McDonalds-thin beef patty), but $5.55 is not excessive for a cheeseburger in New York. It's not even that much more than a McDonald's.
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Re: 60 Minutes Shake-Shack Danny Meyer

Post by lennygoran » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 am

John F wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:10 am
There's a Shake Shack in downtown Brooklyn near Borough Hall. I tried one of their hamburgers, didn't care for it much (McDonalds-thin beef patty), but $5.55 is not excessive for a cheeseburger in New York. It's not even that much more than a McDonald's.
Our one experience was in Baltimore-we paid more but I can't remember the exact order we placed-we're now in NYC quite a lot more than in the past and pass them frequently-always a line to get in-no way I'm going to wait in a long line again-it was interesting to hear what Meyer has instituted with the no-tip policy and I'm glad Union Square Cafe is back-I remember the days when our friends had to call a month in advance to get a reservation for the 4 of us. Regards, Len

PS-as we travel around the tri-state area and need a quick lunch we usually head to a Burger King or McDonald's-find their big macs, quarter pounders, etc very tasty-always ordered without the cheese.

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Re: 60 Minutes Shake-Shack Danny Meyer

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:00 am

lennygoran wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 am

Our one experience was in Baltimore-we paid more but I can't remember the exact order we placed-we're now in NYC quite a lot more than in the past and pass them frequently-always a line to get in-no way I'm going to wait in a long line again-it was interesting to hear what Meyer has instituted with the no-tip policy and I'm glad Union Square Cafe is back-I remember the days when our friends had to call a month in advance to get a reservation for the 4 of us. Regards, Len
Yeah, well, if I were still in Baltimore I'd prefer the now defunct Little Tavern chain. I know that Danny Meyer is an important restaurateur in NYC, but anyone who starts a chain with the name of Shake Shack in a sophisticated eating market deserves to go out of business instantly.

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Re: 60 Minutes Shake-Shack Danny Meyer

Post by lennygoran » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:42 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:00 am
lennygoran wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 am

I'd prefer the now defunct Little Tavern chain. I know that Danny Meyer is an important restaurateur in NYC, but anyone who starts a chain with the name of Shake Shack in a sophisticated eating market deserves to go out of business instantly.
Never heard of Little Tavern-I'll keep a lookout for it-as for Meyer I don't think he's going out of business any time soon-Shake Shack won't see us again if the lines remain long. Regards, Len :lol:

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Re: 60 Minutes Shake-Shack Danny Meyer

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:10 pm

lennygoran wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:42 pm
jbuck919 wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:00 am
lennygoran wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:20 am

I'd prefer the now defunct Little Tavern chain. I know that Danny Meyer is an important restaurateur in NYC, but anyone who starts a chain with the name of Shake Shack in a sophisticated eating market deserves to go out of business instantly.
Never heard of Little Tavern-I'll keep a lookout for it-as for Meyer I don't think he's going out of business any time soon-Shake Shack won't see us again if the lines remain long. Regards, Len :lol:
You won't find a Little Tavern because they've all gone out of business. In fact, they are so historic in the area that I believe one of the little places was donated to the Smithsonian.

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Re: 60 Minutes Shake-Shack Danny Meyer

Post by John F » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:02 am

I'm shocked - shocked! - to hear that our resident gourmet diners Len and Sue get their hamburgers from McDonald's. Of course it's cheap, though not as cheap as it used to be (once 15¢, it's now $1), but you get what you pay for.
jbuck919 wrote:anyone who starts a chain with the name of Shake Shack in a sophisticated eating market deserves to go out of business instantly.
The Shake Shack started in 2004 as a, well, shack in Madison Square Park across from the Flatiron Building - outdoors, picnic table seating, hour-long lines, one of those New York phenomena that can't really be explained, they just happen. This is what it looks like now:

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Danny Meyer didn't intend to make a chain of it from the start, but its success must have seemed like an open invitation which, being a shrewd businessman, he accepted. He hasn't gone out of business yet. There are now more than 100 Shake Shacks all over the country and also, according to Wikipedia, in Tokyo, London, Cardiff, Istanbul, Moscow, Muscat, Beirut, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Kuwait City, Riyadh, Manama, Tehran and Jeddah. No wonder that Shake Shack is now listed in the NYSE as a company in its own right.

New Yorkers don't need an up-market brand name to buy a down-market product; we're too sophisticated to fall for that. :) One of our most successful burger joints, in Le [sic] Parker Meridien [sic] near Carnegie Hall, is named the Burger Joint. And Lenny, a hamburger there costs $9, no reservations and almost no seating, long lines at lunchtime on weekdays. I'm not a burger connoisseur but I'd say it's probably twice as good as Shake Shack's as well as twice as expensive. Compared with McDonald's? Don't ask.

Meyer isn't the only top New York restaurateur to have "discovered" the hamburger. Daniel Boulud's DB Burger is duded up with truffles and foie gras. The price? A mere $35. Is it worth it? I couldn't tell you. :D Anyway, that's only $2 more than the historic Minetta Tavern's Black Label Burger, which is just beef on a bun. You can spend even more at the Old Homestead steakhouse whose Kobe beef hamburger sells for $43, the same as some of their steaks. Could be there's a three-digit burger within the city limits; I wouldn't bet against it.
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Re: 60 Minutes Shake-Shack Danny Meyer

Post by lennygoran » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:03 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:10 pm
You won't find a Little Tavern because they've all gone out of business. In fact, they are so historic in the area that I believe one of the little places was donated to the Smithsonian.
Yeah last one closed in 2008 according to wiki. Regards, Len

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Tavern

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