Ladies and gentleman, brace yourselves for a shocking sight. This afternoon, Freeman's co-owner William Tigertt caught a glimpse of what's left of the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park:
Original @shakeshack in Madison Sq Park is sacked! They weren't kidding about the gut renovation. pic.twitter.com/TbjwdvmAuF— William Tigertt (@WilliamTigertt) November 24, 2014
As all good burger lovers know, it closed last month to undergo a five month renovation. But it wasn't initially clear how thorough that renovation would be. And yet now here it is, a skeleton of steel atop a pile of rubble. But not to worry; over the next four months it will be built back up to look almost exactly the way it did before, except with a little more space in the kitchen and the basement. And in the meantime, new Shake Shacks continue to open at a rate of about one a week, so there are plenty of opportunities to get a Shackburger with a side of crinkle cuts.