Shake Shack coming to The Track

shake shack manhattan

One of the Shake Shacks in Manhattan.

NYRA announced today that it's signed up famed restaurateur Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group to create a "unique culinary experience" at the Saratoga Race Course. Translation: they're opening a Shake Shack and a Blue Smoke.

The two stands will be built near the paddock saddling area, along with a new bar.

shake shack burgerThe first Shake Shack opened in Manhattan in 2004 and the stands have since turned into "an accidental empire of fast food." Blue Smoke is a barbecue place. It's been well reviewed (graded on a New York City barbecue curve, of course).

We've eaten at one of the Shake Shacks in Manhattan. The burger was very good -- the fries were OK (+1 for crinkles). It reminded us a bit of In-N-Out Burger.

We're not sure we'd stampede to The Track for a Shack Burger, but we'd be very happy to eat one if we were already there.

Comments

No. Way.

My family was at CitiField this weekend and waited in the Shake Shack line for more than an hour -- and that was two hours before the game even started -- and my sister said the line at the one in NYC regularly has a 1-hour line, or more on holidays and weekends.

She's going to be so jealous. I love it :D

Forget the burger and fries. The milk shakes are were its at. I don't like horse racing or NYRA, but I might venture up to visit my friend who lives next to the track for this reason alone.

you just made my day. and yes, definitely don't forget the shakes.

On some afternoons it might be quicker to drive from Madison Square Park up to Saratoga to get an order at the shake shack than wait inline.

I can't imagine there being an hour + line most days up at the track. Except for a few days a year the track doesn't draw that kind of crowd

Wow. This is very, very good news for the Capital Region. You aren't sure if you would trek up to the track for a burger though? Good. That's one less person in line.

can they put one of these in washington park, please?

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