I cannot understand it. My son has never walked away from an opportunity to down a burger in his life. I was running some errands and called him right after school let out to see if he wanted me to pick him up and go to Shake Shack together (300 Peter Kirk Lane). He was excited, not to see me, but because I have money to buy food, but I was still pretty proud of myself for scoring some cool mom points.
There were only one or two people in line ahead of us for the kiosks where you order for yourself. We were relieved not to encounter a huge line. There are usually 5 kiosk stations but only 3 of them were functioning on that day. Great simple screens and menu to order up and pay electronically. I got a Shack Burger ($5.79) since that sounded like a classic that I was supposed to order having never been there before. I ordered up a strawberry shake and B got a chocolate one ($5.29) and some crinkle fries to share. Then he ordered Chick'n Bites-- What the what? I was so surprised I just said nothing to my usual burger monster and paid for our $26 lunch. When you order, you enter your cell phone and they text you when it's ready. There were lots of employees behind the counter and our food took less than 10 minutes to be ready to go. I was surprised how much seating was inside that little free-standing building at Kirkland Urban, but even so we opted to take our food home.
Logically, the crinkle fries were half gone by the time we got out of the parking garage. They were perfectly browned and had a nice little flavor to them. My strawberry shake was delish- tasted just like real strawberry ice cream and Brady's chocolate shake was just 'alright' he said. But this is how teenagers answer every question. B then opens his 6 pieces of chicken box and laughs out loud, "Mom! They're the size of my thumbnail!" He was definitely second-guessing his decision, so I shared my burger which was good and fresh albeit a bit salty to me, but B was very pleased with. A rule of thumb for going to a burger place is ordering a burger.
Shake Shack is an east coast chain and Kirkland this is their second location in the Seattle area. They are featuring some local exclusives such as "Pie oh My Concrete" vanilla custard with pieces of A la Mode Pie's seasonal pie. 5% of sales from this product go to YouthCare. Hours are 11am-10pm Sun-Thurs and 11am-11pm Fri- Sat. Great new addition, especially with the park right next door and a cult following. 425-250-8318