Drexel University's Shake Shack location opens at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Chestnut Square, the new building at 32d and Chestnut Streets.
Those familiar with the region's first Shack - which opened in mid-2012 at 20th and Sansom Streets - will recognize most of the menu: burgers, shakes, "concrete" frozen desserts, hot dogs.
But not the fries.
One by one, Shake Shack has been ditching the frozen crinkle-cut fries born out of necessity (the original Shack in NYC's Madison Square Park had limited cooking facilities), in favor of hand-cut-on-the-premises, twice-fried spuds.
This Shack also is the first bilevel one. There are but two seats on the ground floor (a nod to ADA). The roomy, wood-clad dining room is upstairs.
The King of Prussia location, which will have hand-cut fries, opens Oct. 21. The kitchen at the Center City Shack is being retrofitted for hand-cut fries, and they should be available there later this year, a rep said.