It seems that every area of the country has its cult following for a burger joint. On the east coast, that place is Shake Shack. Famous for burgers, fries, and shakes on the Shack menu, but this restaurant is worth a dive into the secret menu.
Shake Shack is similar to other burger stops with an extensive secret menu. The secret menu includes the Quad Burger, a Peanut Butter and Bacon Cheeseburger, a Cheese dog, Chicago Style, the Grilled Cheese, the Shandy, Protein Style, Cheese fries, an ice cream sandwich and a root beer float.
The name probably does pretty good justice to this secret menu item. Is one Shake Shack burger not good enough? How about two?
If you are adventurous or maybe just have a giant appetite, maybe the quad burger is for you. Just ask for four patties of meat on your burger. Good luck with this monstrous burger!
Peanut Butter and Bacon Cheeseburger
If you are wondering if you read the name correctly, you are not alone. A peanut butter and bacon cheeseburger definitely sounds interesting, unique or maybe just weird.
Like many secret menu items, this one actually started out with a small stint on the real menu. Then it was pulled because …. well peanuts. You may still be in luck though if you are a peanut lover. Just ask for the peanut sauce to be added on top of your bacon cheeseburger and enjoy!
Chicago Style Burger or Hot Dog
Have you heard of a Chicago style hot dog? If not, this is a simple menu item to adjust. Simply ask for pickles, onions, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers added on top of your hot dog. If you really love Chicago style, try the same combination on a burger as well!
Sometimes there is nothing better than an old fashioned grilled cheese. With the perfect toast and perfect melted cheese, this sandwich is an instant classic.
There shouldn’t be too many code words or explanations involved here. Just ask for a grilled cheese, and don’t be afraid to add some extras as well. We recommend bacon as a must and tomatoes if you are in to that sort of thing!
Are you on a gluten free kick or high protein diet? If you are one of those people that looks to toss the bun, look no further than a protein style burger. In place of your buns, they will finish the sandwich between lettuce. The lettuce adds a nice barrier to hold and also a nice crunch!
Who doesn’t love the crinkle cut fries at Shake Shack? So many condiments work well with these fries, but sometimes, the fries deserve a little extra dressing up.
We recommend giving either Shack Sauce or Cheese fries a try. Just ask for one of these to be added on top. The simple addition will put these crinkle cuts over the top!
Root Beer Float
The retro classic ice cream treat from the local soda shop has always been the iconic root beer float. Shake Shack is known for its shakes, but this ice cream treat should also be top on your list. Simply ask for the Root Beer float, or if you get a weird look, it’s just root beer added to your ice cream. Enjoy the nostalgia of this treat as well!