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Finally! Shake Shack opens in the Boston area

Posted by Swati Gauri Sharma  March 19, 2013 03:08 PM

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Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

The menu at Shake Shack's new Chestnut Hill location.

Here's a treat for the first day of spring: New York City's Shake Shack finally opened shop and brings its famous frozen custard and popular burgers to The Street Chestnut Hill Wednesday.

Fans of Shake Shack were eagerly awaiting the opening of the 3,000 square foot eatery on Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill since plans were announced last May. The burger joint, which calls itself a "modern day roadside burger stand," is not only famous for its milkshakes, burgers, and custard, but also for its long lines at its several New York City locations.

Some fans got a sneak preview of the location Tuesday:

Why is this spot so popular, you wonder? It may be the Shack sauce, a mayo-based specialty, or (my personal favorite) custard flavors that change daily.

The Chestnut Hill menu is now available online, and has some special items for the Boston crowd, including a "Lobstah Shell" and a custard called "Revere's Tracks."

Even though it's still freezing outside, Shake Shack may be just the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of a hopefully wonderful, warm season.

Shake Shack is located at 49 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill.
Take a look at photos of the new spot.

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