Shake Shack UWS Tests New Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger

OK…normally when I hear something delicious is being made even more delicious by adding peanut butter or bacon to it, I get really excited. But when I heard that Shake Shack is bringing back that peanut butter/bacon burger that they initially introduced last week (which I thought was a joke), I had to stop and go…blech. I'm sorry but peanut butter…on a burger?? I have eaten many strange things in my life, but this one doesn't appeal to me in the slightest. And I love bacon. And pb. And Shake Shack. Ugh! Damn me and my curious appetite. I guess I have to try it before I slam it, right?  Fortunately, I will try anything once. That's what she said.

Supposedly this thing got good reviews from some NYU students – but they were probably high. Either way, they're bringing it back this Saturday (tomorrow) at the UWS location, and I kind of want to try it just because the curiosity will haunt me forever. I mean, I eat the Elvis sandwich from Peanut Butter & Co. which is pb, bacon, honey and bananas; and that thing is sweet and salty goodness between two pieces of bread. So maybe Shake Shack is onto something..? It's just a beef patty slathered in pb (the part I can't get past) topped with bacon (I can deal with that) and no cheese or tomatoes (thank god – barf) on a bun. Sigh…we shall see…

Shake Shack UWS
366 Columbus Avenue (nr 77th st)
(646) 747-8770

One Comment

  1. Maria Hatzoglou

    I have to tell you that the first time I heard of a peanut butter bacon burger when I was in New Orleans I nearly gagged. I love bacon, burgers, and pb, but together?? It was a little dive bar called “Yo Mamas” in the French Quarter near our hotel, and on one of our yearly visits my sister and I got adventurous with our taste buds; or at least I did because she wasn’t that brave. First bite and I was absolutely sold. I have gone back each year and it’s the first place I go to and the last before I leave. I’ve made plenty of converts on each trip as well. They don’t serve any sides other than a perfectly dressed to your liking baked potato or a wonderously fresh side salad, but you won’t even look at your side while eating this burger. They do come dressed with mayo and lettuce if you like (yes, I’ve tried it, and yes it’s disgustingly delish.) I would love to try the Shake Shack’s version since I can’t afford to fly to NOLA every week, but hoping that it’s not a complete let down after what my taste buds have experienced.

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