There are a few important rivalries in every Harvard student’s life: Harvard vs. Yale, The Crimson vs. The Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine, and now a new one that has entered the scene: Tasty Burger vs. Shake Shack.
Tasty Burger has already whetted students' appetites for greasy fast food, but will it survive the invasion of the chic New York eatery? Here's a comprehensive rating of Shake Shack and Tasty Burger to give you the inside scoop on the rivalry.
Shake Shack: $$$$
The food at Shake Shack is definitely on the pricier side, so for students it might not fit in your budget. For a burger, fries, and shake, you can expect to pay at least $13.
Tasty Burger: $$$
Tasty Burger’s prices are much less taxing on a student’s wallet. A burger, fries, and beer is around $10.
We’d rate the food at this New York famous shack a solid four stars. The burgers taste much more fresh and flavorful than their competitor's "Tasty" Burger.
The burgers at Tasty Burger really aren’t anything special. If anything, I’d say the onion rings are what are really tasty; maybe they should consider changing their name to Tasty Rings.
The custard used in the famous Shake Shack shake is the perfect ingredient for a four star shake. The blend of texture and taste is perfection.
The shakes at Tasty Burger are delicious, but you could find a similar tasting shake at Mcdonald’s for a dollar.
Late night hours:
Unfortunately, Shake Shack hasn’t really figured out the whole late night Harvard food craving ordeal yet. Shake Shack closes at 11 p.m. every night, missing the post-midnight rush of stumbling students with the drunchies. We hope that they extend their hours ASAP.
Open until 4 a.m. on weekends, Tasty Burger knows how to please the average late night Harvard student. It’s definitely a treat after a disappointing night at a final club.