Snack Shack on Santa Fe - Overland Park, Kansas
The Snack Shack on Santa Fe in Overland Park, Kansas has gone through several identities in a short time. It opened as the Shake Shack in 2010, but after repeated threats of a lawsuit from a small fast food chain in the eastern US, changed its name. Since the signs were already made, they cut the the top off the "h" and removed the "e" so "shake" became "snak" and it became the Snak Shack.
The Snak Shack closed in the summer of 2011, but a new family reopened the restaurant as the "Snack" Shack on Santa Fe in September of that year. The restaurant became more professional and they started taking credit cards. Best of all they kept using fresh hamburger from Bichelmeyer Meats in Kansas City, Kansas.
The menu is limited: burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, port tenderloin sandwich, chicken sandwiches, BLT, a veggie sandwich, and six side dishes.
The $5.00 single burger is a quarter pound. The $7.50 Bobby Burger has two 1/3 pound patties, four slices of cheese, grilled onions and jalapenos. They do not ask how you would like the burger cooked, cooking them all medium well.
The old Snak Shack had hand made onion rings and fries. After a couple of years, the new restaurant started preparing fresh cut fries. They would benefit from being cut a little larger, but this has been a nice improvement.
The tiny restaurant has only counter seating for about 12, but there are also tables outside and a window where the food can be picked up.
LS-4/14 copyright 2011-2016by Keith Stokes