The Original Shake Shack Has Been Completely Gutted

A shell of its former burger glory, Shake Shack in Madison Park has been practically torn down for its upcoming renovation

Don’t be sad, burgers will be served to the hungry masses again come springtime.

If we didn’t know a rebirth was coming, we would have shed bitter tears upon seeing the photos circulating on Twitter of the completely desolate and gutted original Shake Shack location in Madison Square Park. Fortunately, we know that the photo of the empty shack building that used to house New York’s favorite burger will be coming back in the spring, completely renovated.

During the renovation, the kitchen prep area and storage space will be expanded, and overall, just four square feet will be added to the original Shake Shack location. Shake Shack representatives have confirmed that the new building, when it re-opens, will not intrude further into Madison Square Park. In addition, all of the Shake Shack seating will remain outside.

If you’re really hankering for a great burger, and you happen to be in the Flatiron District, we recommend heading out to New York Burger & Co where you can get interesting burger creations named after New York neighborhoods, or the juicy and simple selections from Clarke’s Standard.

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi