Shake Shack to celebrate anniversary with summer BBQ

Burger stand Shake Shack has partnered with Hometown Bar-B-Que from Brooklyn, New York to celebrate its five-year anniversary with a summer BBQ at Shake Shack’s Mansion House.

The duo will offer a limited-edition menu consisting of Shake Shack’s custom-blend Aberdeen Angus beef patty, the smoked caramel bourbon shake, and crinkle-cut fries topped with Shack’s cheddar cheese sauce and pastrami smoked bacon.

The anniversary celebration will be a one-day-only feast. Tickets to the gathering, which cost £5, will be donated to the #BakeForSyria campaign curated by London baker Lily Vanilli and proceeds from the campaign will be donated to UNICEF’s children of Syria appeal via Unicef Next Generation London.

Each ticket, which can be bought online or at Shake Shack’s Facebook page, includes a wristband with tokens for one hometown shack, hometown fries, one smokes caramel bourbon shake (with non-alcoholic versions available) and one pint of ‘shackmeister ale’ or lager, brewed by Thornbridge Brewery.

Mark Rosati, Shake Shack’s culinary director, said: “It’s so surreal to be celebrating our fifth anniversary in the UK this summer. When I think about why I love this time of the year, I think about bringing people together over BBQ and amazing backyard-cooked burgers and hot dogs.

“We could not be more excited to be bringing out one of our good friends, Billy Durney, an absolute NYC legend, who couples classic BBQ tradition with all the flavours and diversity of Brooklyn, New York. I can’t wait for all of our Shack friends in London to come celebrate with us and get a taste.”

Hometown Bar-B-Que pitmaster and owner, Billy Durney, added: “I am honoured and humbled to be partnering with Shake Shack to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Shake Shack arriving in the UK. The burger, fries and shake that Mark and I teamed up on will bring a Brooklyn, New York BBQ vibe to the traditional Shake Shack food we’ve all come to know and love.”

Shake Shack’s Mansion House, located at 45 Cannon Street, is set to open to the public on 5th July at noon.

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