I almost missed my plane for Shake Shack. But I just had to see what all the fuss was about and if the Shack was really better than In n' Out.
I was in NY for work and it was fun asking folks who they thought was better. Everybody had an opinion and sometimes, it was a heated discussion :)
I ordered a cheeseburger, fries, and a vanilla frozen custard shake and ate the whole thing on the plane.
First of all, that's a tiny burger dude! I think it's smaller than In n' Out's cheeseburger.
Meat: you could tell that Shake Shack's juicy meat was made from high quality beef, but I prefer thinner patties.
Toppings: In n' Out's super fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions, grilled onions, and pickles are better. Regarding the sauces: In n' Out's is a basic thousand island, but Shake Shack's was an interesting ketchup-mayo with just a hint of spice. I really liked it.
Buns: In n' Out's squishy buns were my favorite hamburger buns, but I also loved Shake Shack's soft potato bun. Tie here.
Fries: Shake Shack's crinkle fries win, especially with ketchup mixed with mayo.
Shake: I got hooked on frozen custard when I was in Oklahoma so I was excited to try Shake Shack's vanilla frozen custard shake. Unfortunately, it wasn't as good as the stuff I had in OK. In n' Out's secret menu Neapolitan shake is my favorite.
The flight attendant walked by and asked me what I thought. The truth: it was really good, but I'm an In n' Out girl :)