Shake Shack’s Limited-Time Burger Is Prime For Sushi Lovers


If an eel and avocado roll is one of your favorite go-to sushi orders, listen up. For two days only — Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16 — Shack Shack is offering a limited-time specialty smoked-eel burger.

Customers can only get it at the original Madison Square Park location in New York City. The spinoff burger was created in collaboration with British Michelin-starred chef Fergus Henderson, the founder of St. John on John Street in London. The smoked-eel burger, which retails for $9.99, is topped with Niman Ranch bacon, pickled red onion, crème fraiche, horseradish and watercress.

In addition to the eel burger, Henderson’s collaboration will also include vanilla custard donuts for $3.99, and red and white French wines from Henderson’s London restaurant for $9 and under. The London-based chef is known for his use of neglected cuts of meat and nose-to-tail butchery.

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Shake Shack has completed a few similar chef collaborations before with its burgers, like the Son of A Gun Chick’n Shack by Los Angeles chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the lobster-topped burger by Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm, and David Chang’s Shrimp Stack. The smoked-eel burger might be Shake Shack’s most adventurous yet.

Eel has a reputation for being labor-intensive to work with and not the easiest ingredient to source. Up until now, eel hasn’t been considered mainstream in the United States aside from sushi restaurant menus, but we might see it appear more often in the future.

If you’re in the New York area, channel your adventurous eater side and go for Shake Shack’s eel burger while you can.