On Monday evening I was invited to the launch event for the new Shake Shack store in Cardiff. I’d heard so much about Shake Shack before but every time I’ve been in London I haven’t had the chance to visit, so when I was invited to the Cardiff store opening I was super excited to finally try out their selection of food.
When we entered the venue we were offered a choice of wine or beer and there were also plates of their famous cheesy fries and burgers floating around. I made a bee line for the tray of cheesy chips as I have heard so many good things about them I literally couldn’t wait to try them.
OH MY GAWD! The cheesy crinkle cut chips were incredible! I have seriously never tasted cheese as good as that. It was sooo good I actually had second helpings! The cheese is just so creamy and is more of a cheese sauce than melted cheese, it is literally the best thing I have ever eaten.
When it comes to burgers I am very particular! The more ‘fast food’ style the better in my case. Comparing Shake Shack to Five Guys I definitely prefer the Shake Shack burger. The burger was not greasy at all like I find with Five Guys and was the perfect combination of flavour and preperation. The burger was so soft to bite into and was a dream to devour. If I hadn’t already gorged on 2 helpings of cheesy chips I would definitely have gone back for more.
We also got the chance to sample some of their ice cream which is very very similar to a Joe’s Ice Cream from South Wales. Perfectly creamy and super soft. Unfortunately I didn’t get a shot of the ice cream because it was in my mouth before I reached for my camera.
There was also a band playing who I actually happened to know which was nice and it’s always fun to bump into an old friend, so of course I took the opportunity for a selfie with Christian himself, the lead singer of the band Fonz and the Poet.
Shake Shack also had a photobooth at the event that instantly printed your photos which was a great laugh and me and the girls definitely made the most of it!
I had an absolutely fantastic night at Shake Shack! A massive thank you to Emilia for the invite and I cannot wait to go back again for more Burgers and Cheesy Fries!
Have you visited Shake Shack before? Which do you prefer, Shake Shack or Five Guys?