As described, this past Friday I was given the bad news: Shake Shack would be discontinuing its whipped cream and sundae service. I went home and looked through the online Shake Shack menus, and noticed that indeed whipped cream was no longer listed as a topping. However, I noticed that at one location - the Upper East Side - it was still on the menu. I gave a call and spoke to a manager. She confirmed that whipped cream and sundaes had been discontinued at all locations except the Upper East Side. "Concretes are a better showcase for our custard," she said, as opposed to sundaes. She also said the UES location still has whipped cream because one of their signature concretes features it.
I let the sad news sink in, but I simply couldn't accept it. I ended up at a McDonald's last night, and I ordered a chocolate milkshake. For those who haven't ordered a milkshake at McDonald's as of late, the creamy drink is now part of the McCafe series of beverages. It comes in a clear plastic cup with a domed lid, which allows for a heaping portion of whipped cream and a cherry. To be sure, it's some sort of whipped topping, as opposed to real whipped cream. But still, at least at McDonald's they pretend to care about whipped cream.
As I sat at McDonald's drinking my perfectly enjoyable shake, I realized I just couldn't sit back and watch such a good thing die. I was reminded of the following:
God grant me the
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
By god, I know I can change this, and I have the courage to do so! Therefore, I have started a petition, which I plan on presenting to Danny Meyers and Shake Shake. I ask you to please join me in fighting cream destruction.