The Forgotten Tragedy

The Sultana Tragedy, April 1865

And it happened in our own backyard!! Click here or on the photo to visit the official Sultana Museum website.

The Sultana sank killing thousands just north of Memphis. The remnants are buried below a bean field northeast of Marion. This horrible tragedy was not well known, but had a profound impact on many lives and companies. It transformed the boiler industry.

Tacker’s Shake Shack commemorates the Sultana Tragedy with a huge burger challenge – The Sultana Burger.

Eat the entire burger in 30 minutes and you will receive at free t-shirt, your photo on the Sultana Wall and posts on Facebook. The burger, moderately priced at $23.85, provides a delicious dining experience! And we will make a donation to The Sultana Museum.

These are a few of those who have successfully eaten the Sultana Burger within the time limit. Brandon Clark (featured in photo 1 below) ate two Sultana Burgers is less than 8 min. For a video of his experience visit: