New York City Milkshakes go Viral, get Picked up by National Restaurant Chains

If there’s one thing to be said about New Yorkers, they sure love to keep up with the latest food trends. It seems that they are always trying to be the first ones to create a new dish and the only ones to have what is hot and trendy. New York City is essentially a hub for creative concoctions. That’s because New York City brings together a whole melting pot of people, all of whom have different tastes buds from across the globe.

One thing many New Yorkers can agree upon is just how much they love milkshakes! Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is a popular New York City restaurant that specializes in their extreme milkshakes. They’re big, bold, delicious, and messy. Their s’mores shake was one of the first ones to go viral because of how delicious it looked! Their shakes are packed full of ice cream, cake, whipped cream, syrups, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and more depending on the flavor. Now, it seems that there is a copycat in their midst and New Yorkers are not happy about it!

TGI Fridays is a popular restaurant chain and they’re coming out with their own version of these shakes. Their extreme milkshakes come in two different kinds. One is a “Stocking Stuffer” that comes with vanilla ice cream, gingerbread, candy canes, and the option to add vanilla vodka. TGI Fridays also has a Toasted S’mores flavor as well.

Many, however, can see the resemblance between these shakes and the ones from Black Tap NYC. This restaurant, however, isn’t the first to draw inspiration from Black Tap. Many others have gone over the top with these trendy shakes that started in New York City. Perhaps, these flavorful shakes are the way of the future. No longer do people just want simple vanilla and chocolate. New Yorkers started the trend which isn’t surprising. Anything they do, they do big. This includes stuffing different toppings inside of a milkshake.