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Shake Shack opens in Chestnut Hill today

Posted by Sheryl Julian  March 20, 2013 11:09 AM

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Boston Globe Food contributor Katherine Hysmith joined other eager Shake Shack customers this morning to stand in line for their famous burgers. Here is her initial report (more to come).


Today is the first day of spring and there's snow on the ground and the scent of grilled angus in the air.  Here amidst the  nearby construction and the late morning traffic, the well-praised shake shack is opening its first Massachusetts location in Chestnut Hill, near the movie theatre on Route 9.

Maybe it's chance or maybe the burger gods have sent their blessings, but the line moves quickly. Plastic menus in hand we plan our attack. Workers walk along the line offering samples of custard and strawberry lemonade. The crowd is quiet and perhaps a bit pensive about their orders.  But true to New England fashion, everything is orderly and the customers on their best behaviors despite the sizzle of french fries just feet away.

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