Yep, today, Monday, Feb. 8, is the day the restaurant throws open its door at its new home at the Rockland Plaza in Nanuet.
Beginning at 11 a.m., the restaurant opened with a limited menu and hours but will still offer the favorites including ridiculously thick shakes, fries, and burgers of all kinds.
New to the menu lineup is a brownie batter hot cocoa shake perfect for the freezing weather, and a Korean-style fried chicken sandwich topped with a gochujang glaze and white kimchi slaw.
For those who don't know, the restaurant started in a hot dog stand at Madison Square Park in Manhattan in 2001, to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation.
The cart was quite a success, with Shack fans lined up daily for three summers. From there they moved to a permanent kiosk that opened in the park in 2004, and well, the rest is history.
There will be limited dine-in options due to COVID-19, but if you can bear the cold, there is plenty of outdoor seating on the patio and to-go orders, and curbside pickup. Hey, that way you can sit in your car and shove one of those much-anticipated burgers in your face without a crowd watching.
Diners worried about COVID-19 can feel pretty safe with all employees wearing face masks and gloves all the time, extra cleaning, and special sealing for to-go orders.
For now, the hours run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. The restaurant is located at 4 West 59 - Rockland Plaza.
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