Shake Shack’s Secret ‘Game of Thrones’ Menu Launches Nationwide
On April 14, Game of Thrones fans will be one step closer to (finally) finding out the fate of their favorite characters, now that winter is here—and as it turns out, Shake Shack is just as hyped up as the rest of us. Last week, the burger chain announced that its Innovation Kitchen had developed a secret Game of Thrones menu inspired by fire and ice, with a Dracarys Burger and Dragonglass Shake that definitely, unashamedly made us geek out when we tried them. The items were previously exclusive to the Madison Square Park location in New York; however, Shake Shack announced on Thursday that the secret menu is conquering (sorry, launching) nationwide on April 12, so everyone can grab the shakes and burgers before the final season premiere.
As a refresher, the Dracarys Burger takes two patties and smothers them in Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, and a spicy version of the brand’s Shack Sauce that involves scallions, herbs, and hot sauce—it lives up to its fire-breathing name, so you’ll be glad for the shake. Culinary Director Mark Rosati said they used toffee to make the glistening shards of Dragonglass for the topping, with black food coloring and butter to get the right effect. The shake itself combines white chocolate and mint, for a pleasant, cooling, not-too-sweet foil to the “Mother of Burgers.” We should also probably mention that you need to order said items in Valyrian (as in the mother tongue of the Mother of Dragons)—but Shake Shack has a handy guide to help you out with names and pronunciation, in case you’re a little rusty. (Hint: the Dracarys Burger translates to Drakaro Parkliapos, while the shake is Zīrtom Perzomy Rholītsos.)
The shake (suggested retail price $6.49) will be available at all Shacks nationwide excluding stadiums, ballparks, airports, and transit centers through May 19, according to a statement. As for the burger (SRP $10.99), you’ll find it at select locations through April 21 in the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C., Miami, Las Vegas, Denver, Philly, and Boston. New York's West Village Shake Shack, in addition to serving the special menu, will also have a Dragonstone Throne on location on April 12—naturally, photo opps are available, and you can RSVP to take the throne here. (Just don’t tell Daenerys).
In other Game of Thrones food news, we rounded up all of the food and beverage tributes we’ve seen so far for the final season. Not in the mood for a burger? Grab the special edition Game of Thrones Oreos, stamped with sigils from the three warring houses: Stark, Targaryen, and Lannister (plus the Night King, in case you like anti-heroes). Want to toast season eight with a cocktail? Johhnie Walker has a special-edition “White Walker” whisky on the market, which reveals a hidden design when it’s chilled. There’s also a pretzel Iron Throne replica, a dragon made out of Peeps, and Mountain Dews honoring Arya Stark and her iconic kill list—check them all out here.