New York’s favorite homespun burger chain, Shake Shack, is now open on the Lower Concourse of Penn Station. Like the outposts at JFK and Grand Central Terminal, this one offers three breakfast sandwiches in the morning: a B.E.C, an egg & cheese, and a sausage, egg & cheese. They’re made with the same potato rolls that the Shack uses for the burgers. The menu also includes a brand new apple turnover, which is described on the menu as a "crispy Four & Twenty Blackbirds apple turnover dusted with cinnamon sugar."
The new Shack is peddling an exclusive blend of Stumptown coffee, plus bottles of cold brew and cartons of cold brew mixed with milk. Tea and fresh-squeezed orange juice is also available. Five cents from every drip coffee purchase will be donated to the Fresh Air Fund, which sets up summertime excursions for kids from low-income households. All the usual Shack suspects are also available: ShackBurgers, shakes, dogs, and Chick’n Shacks.
A crucial note for commuters: Shake Shack Penn Station is selling cans of beer from Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint, and Bronx Brewery to-go. The train beer game in the New York metropolitan area just changed forever. Wine and Shackmeister Ale is also available for sipping inside the restaurant, only.
Danny Meyer and his crew have now opened over 100 Shake Shacks worldwide, and Midtown currently rocks five locations of the chain. Breakfast is available at the Penn Station Shack from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily, and the regular menu (minus the egg sandwiches) is served from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.