Live from Shake Shack
Here’s the log of our live stream of opening day of Shake Shack in Philadelphia. The people kept coming and the team at Shake Shack kept serving them. A big thank you to the staff of Capogiro for putting up with our shenanigans.
3:02 p.m. We’ve concluded our day of live blogging the opening of Shake Shack.
2:34 p.m. OK, maybe we’re not calling it quits right now. The battery is strong in the iPad.
2:30 p.m. We’re calling it quits for the day. Capogiro gelato coma in full effect. Line is moving swiftly now. Shout out to the Tinto kitchen staff that is making Shake Shack their staff meal today.
2:13 p.m. Shortest line of the day right now at Shake Shack.
1:43 p.m. We’ve run down the battery on three iOS devices so far today. But we couldn’t have done it without Apple products.
1:35 p.m. Line is getting longer again.
1:32 p.m. The dulces de leche, bacio gelato has been housed. Capogiro also is scooping a Victory Yakima Glory gelato for Beer Week.
1:17 p.m. Line is shortening. Looks like 15 minutes outside wait right now.
1:12 p.m. For those dying to know. Five people in the Signha House line. Outside tables available at Village Whiskey.
12:53 p.m. Jason spoke with the kitchen manager who was hanging out across the street. Says things are going well. They’re expecting a lull around 3 p.m.
12:44 p.m. Line is still note extending beyond the second doors. We’ve been measuring that as 20 minute long line to get inside. Figure another 10-15 minutes from there.
12:43 p.m. Hey it’s Pete from the coffee shop! Hi Pete.
12:37 p.m. Jason Sheehan breaks down and orders the first gelato of the day. Dulce de Leche.
12:35 p.m.Hey blondie, move!
12:33 p.m. Pumpkin’s Ian Maroney spotted in line. Chefs are celebs, at least to us. Speaking of real celebs, we saw Claude Giroux at the opening party last night.
12:25 p.m. Looks like those dark clouds are just that. Weather.com showing no precipitation in the area.
12:22 p.m. Are there more photos being taken today at 20th and Sansom than at the Liberty Bell?
12:20 p.m. Clouds are looking kind of ominous in the west.
12:09 p.m.Chorizo panini has been ordered here at Capogiro. Can’t say no to chorizo.
12:05 p.m. Minor technical glitch solved (dead batteries), so now we’re back on the air, live from Capogiro at 20th and Sansom.
12:01 p.m. The line is shortening slightly, but the noon lunch rush is coming. If you’re hungry, this is going to be your best shot for a while.
11:52 a.m. The line is now approximately 75 people long.
11:50 a.m. The red-headed woman who we marked at the end of the line at 11:30 is now about to go in the front door.
11:41 a.m. The line now extends the length of the building.
11:30 a.m. We spot the first customers of the day heading into Village Whiskey. They were promptly seated.
11:27 a.m. Parking Authority walks by this corner every two minutes or so.
11:24 a.m. Group we saw enter after the initial rush have left with their takeout. 20 minutes from front door to getting you order.
11:22 a.m. We’re broadcasting live from the window at Capogiro. We’d like to thank our hosts for putting up with us using their bandwidth. Did you know Capogiro offers fresh squeezed OJ?
11:18 a.m. Shake Shack is keeping pace with the line. It’s about 43 people deep outside.
11:05 a.m. Occasional Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Rick Nichols makes it to the front of the door.
8:30 a.m. First people arrive in line.
9:45 a.m. 28 people in line.
11:00 a.m. Doors open. First fifteen or so enter Shake Shack.