Our burger to honor our local worst maritime disaster in US history. The Sultana Burger has four levels – just like the boat did. And the burger is overloaded – just like the boat was. With each successful challenge, we donate $2 to the Sultana Disaster Museum. The burger is $23.85. Eat it in 30 minutes and receive a t-shirt and your name on the Sultana Wall at the Shake Shack.
The Sultana was a Mississippi River steamboat paddle wheeler destroyed in an explosion on April 27, 1865. This resulted in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. An estimated 1,800 of the 2,400 passengers were killed when three of the boat’s four boilers exploded and the Sultana sank near Memphis. This disaster received little public attention, as it took place soon after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and about three weeks after the end of the Civil War.
From the webpage of The Sultana Disaster Museum
Learn more about the Sultana by visiting The Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion.
Click here for their website: http://www.sultanadisastermuseum.org