As early as now, we're already expecting long lines on May 10, when the first-ever Shake Shack in the Philippines opens.
If you're asking if is it worth it, allow us to answer yes five ways.
1. 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers
Shake Shack’s origins may have started with hot dogs, but it’s their burgers that put the brand on the global map. From the outside, it may seem like a typical beef burger, but once you get a taste of it, you’ll know that it’s beyond ordinary.
For one thing, it’s made with 100% all-natural Angus beef that’s not only vegetarian fed, but also humanely raised and source verified. There are no antibiotics or hormones in it, and you can definitely taste its all-natural goodness in a single bite.
The patty is sandwiched between soft, non-GMO potato buns, a slice of Roma tomato, frilly green leaf lettuce, American cheese, and a dab of that secret ShackSauce. It’s a visually appealing sandwich that delivers big on taste.
2. Burger and beer or wine pairing
Soda is normally the automatic choice when you order burgers and fries, but in all Shake Shack branches, you can create your own beer or even wine pairing.
It has a basic selection of red and white wines (Prosecco is on the list), plus a mix of their own brew and local ones, too. In the Manila branch, you can get craft beers made by Engkanto Brewery, Monkey Eagle Brewery, and San Miguel Brewery.
3. Manila exclusives
Quench your thirst with beverages that you can only find in the Manila branch. Instead of the typical lemonade, go for the Calamansi Limeade (P130/small; P160/large), which highlights our native citrus fruit.
It’s a very light and refreshing drink, as opposed to the other exclusive menu item, Ube Shake (P190) that gives a spin on the usual milkshakes. This one gets its natural vibrant violet color from purple yams. Best to not count calories while you indulge in this rich and thick shake.
4. Ice cold concretes
Dessert lovers would drool over Shake Shack’s Concretes (P250/single; P350/double), which are made with frozen custard. What makes it different from ice cream is the addition of eggs, which give it a denser texture and consistency.
Choose from three variants that highlight local ingredients like the Shack Attack that’s made with Bucky’s brownie and Auro chocolate chunks. If you prefer something that has a tart taste, try the Calamansi Pie Oh My, which has a slice of Wildflour calamansi pie in it.
Something that’s inspired by the local halo-halo is their Uuube-by Baby that mixes vanilla custard with purple yam, and a bunch of other toppings like coconut marshmallow, ube cookie, toasted coconut, crispy pinipig, and leche flan.
5. Stand for Something Good®
Aside from delivering top-quality food, it’s also the brand’s mission to Stand for Something Good®. Like when you order the Calamansi Pie Oh My, Shake Shack will give 5% of its proceeds to the Children’s Hour in support of their projects on education, health and nutrition.
The brand has partnered with Hope in a Bottle for its Shack2O bottled water, and 100% of the social enterprise’s profits go to building public school classrooms. You’ll not only feel good with Shack’s food but also its advocacies. — LA, GMA News
Shake Shack is located at G/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Facebook.