Shake Shack already serves a variation on a bacon cheeseburger—the SmokeStack, which pairs applewood-smoked bacon with a classic American cheese cheeseburger. But there's about to be another decidedly unkosher option on the menu for bacon and cheese lovers alike: the Bacon CheddarShack burger is coming, and it'll be available at all of Shake Shack's locations, except JFK Airport, stadiums, and ballparks, on June 3rd.
Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti described the burger as a "classic cheeseburger topped with all-natural bacon, and melted, aged cheddar cheese sauce." Specifically, that's an Angus beef burger, double-smoked Niman Ranch bacon, and a cheese sauce that's a blend of three-year aged Wisconsin cheddar and American cheese, according to Food and Wine. It'll cost $6.89.
"We wanted to bring a sharp, punchy note to the sauce while also keeping that creamy richness," Mark Rosati, Shake Shack's culinary director, told Food and Wine. "Cheddar has that sharpness and richness, and the three-year aged Wisconsin has a lot of power, but the American cheese gives it that creaminess."
It certainly sounds delicious, though its addition to the menu probably won't do much to help the notorious lines that incense some city residents and prompted the chain to install a webcam at its flagship location so that potential customers can see what sort of wait to expect. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to melt some generic cheddar cheese on turkey bacon and pretend I'm achieving a similar effect.