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Shake Shack touts that the Chick’n Shack is made from cage-free chicken breast.
Shake Shack touts that the Chick’n Shack is made from cage-free chicken

NEW YORK – Shake Shack’s menu has been inhabited by a rare bird – the Chick’n Shack, which lands on all US Shake Shack menus today.

The Chick’n Shack, which sells for $6.29, is a crispy 100 percent all-natural and antibiotic-free chicken breast with lettuce, pickles and buttermilk herb mayo. This new menu item made its first appearance at a Shake Shack in Brooklyn, NY, last summer.

According to Shake Shack, the inspiration behind the Chick’n Shack lies in Shake Shack’s heritage as a modern “roadside” burger stand.

“The introduction of chicken marks a new era for Shake Shack, staying true to our core menu while continuing to innovate new items our guests have asked for,” said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti.
Shake Shack Culinary Director Mark Rosati said the Chick’n Shack embodies the company’s modern approach to fine casual American cooking.

“It’s about providing a simple, pleasurable, uncomplicated experience, but with high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients,” he said. “It wasn’t until we found the chicken sandwich to be as flavorful as our ShackBurger that we knew we’d crafted something special that had earned its place on the menu. Since we introduced the Chick’n Shack in Brooklyn, guests have been asking us to bring it to all Shacks, and we couldn’t be more excited to finally do so.”

Shake Shack touts that the Chick’n Shack is made from cage-free chicken breast raised with no hormones and antibiotics. The chicken is slow-cooked in a creamy buttermilk marinade, hand-dipped into Shack-made batter, floured and crisp-fried. The Chick’n Shack is topped with pickles, crisp shredded lettuce and a tangy Shack-made buttermilk herb mayo made with chives, parsley and thyme.

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