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Beijing-Based Burger Chain Uncle Sam's Says It's Ready to Compete in NYC's Burger Scene

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The Asian-inspired burger spot will soon open near the Empire State Building.

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Uncle Sam's, the Chinese burger chain that says it wants to give Shake Shack a run for it's money will open its first US outpost in Midtown on May 18. Despite the all-American name, the menu has an Asian bent. It also doesn't really resemble Shake Shack's much at all, except in as much as it offers cheap burgers. Options include Uncle Sam's signature burger topped with mushrooms, oyster sauce, Swiss cheese, an 888 burger made with a shumai patty, Canadian bacon, char-siu bacon, Sriracha mayo, and a chicken sandwich topped with cucumbers and hoisin – though there is also a classic cheeseburger available

The two Beijing outposts of Uncle Sam's are apparently quite popular, and a shumai burger could admittedly be a great thing, but is this really the next Shake Shack, or just another addition to the ballooning burger chain field?

Uncle Sam's

307 Fifth Ave, New York, New York

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