You Can Now Order DIY Shake Shack Burger Kits to Your Door
The coronavirus pandemic has forced restaurants all over the country to close, and as a result, many have been pivoting to takeout and delivery. Fast-casual burger chain Shake Shack is one of them. The brand announced on March 16 a temporary "to-go only" operating model in all of its U.S. company-owned restaurants, and on March 31, another option became available—ShackBurger cooking kits, available for delivery via Goldbelly.
The kits are exactly what they sound like, allowing customers to create their own ShackBurgers (Shake Shack's signature menu item) in the comfort of their homes. It's not the first time Shake Shack will be available for nationwide delivery—last year, the brand announced a partnership with Grubhub—but it is the first time the brand is delivering DIY kits for its burgers. (Regular Shake Shack menu items will not be available to order via Goldbelly.)
“We’re thrilled to make Shake Shack more accessible during these challenging times and offer our guests the ability to recreate the Shack experience in their own homes,” Mark Rosati, Culinary Director at Shake Shack, said in a statement. “Shake Shack has always championed innovation, and now more than ever, we need to find new ways to connect with our guests.”
Each kit includes includes eight servings of burger patties (Shake Shack’s custom Pat LaFrieda beef blend), eight Martin’s Potato Rolls, eight slices of American cheese, and, of course, the famous ShackSauce. You’ll have to provide lettuce, tomato, salt, and pepper, as well as butter to toast the buns. For extra topping ideas, Shake Shack’s culinary team recommends “onions, pickles, bacon, and other condiments,” but you can improvise with whatever you have on hand.
You’ll also find instructions from Shake Shack in the package, from cooking the burger itself to assembling the sauce and toppings once you’re ready to eat. As for storage, Shake Shack recommends immediately refrigerating the meat, cheese, and sauce; eating the meat within one week of arrival; and consuming items within 24 hours once they’re removed from the plastic. Freezing is not recommended, as it “instantly degrades the meat’s quality.”
If you’re interested, the whole thing costs $49 (shipping costs not included), and it’s available for shipping nationwide. Shake Shack is one of many popular restaurants to partner with Goldbelly. Last year, Brooklyn’s legendary Di Fara pizzeria joined and started shipping its famous pies nationwide for the first time ever, and Willa Jean in New Orleans added its signature chocolate chip cookies, cornbread, and other baked goods.