At Lunch Now: UWS Shake Shack Fail
As promised, I attempted to make it up to the new Upper West Side Shake Shack today in under an hour. Unlike the the lunch’er who made the Monday attempt, I took the 1 Train. I also didn’t leave early, or late- I went in prime lunching hour. Here is how it went down…
12:17 Enter 1 Station on Broadway and 50th
12:23 Get on the Train
12:30 Train Arrives at 79 St. and Broadway
12:35 Get online at the Shack, which stretches out the door
12:55 Get to the counter to place order
12:58 Food is Ready
Now at this point, you could leave and make it back- in theory. We decided to stay.
13:17 Done Eating
13:25 Enter subway station at 79th and Broadway
13:26 Train Arrives
13:33 Exit Station at Broadway and 50th
1 Hour, 16 Minutes. A few things worth noticing… 5 mins from subway to the shack. 8 minutes to get back. You walk slower after eating lunch at the Shake Shack. You can easily shave 20 minutes off this time by taking your food to go, and you could aruge that the B is faster? Not sure. So, technically we could have made it there and back in under an hour- provided our office was located at the door of the subway station. You still have to make it from your office to the station.
Either way, the burger was great- but I will not be going back anytime soon. And it has nothing to do with the time.
Oh, hell no! I completely underestimated how annoying it would be to stand in line with the 12:30 weekday UWS crowd. I never thought thougth I’d say this, but I think I prefer the suits at the Madison Square Park location.