Shake Shack is riding the fried chicken sandwich craze. The New York City-based burger joint announced today that it was placing its Chick’n Shack sandwich on the permanent menu at Shake Shack locations across the country (including the two in Austin). Shake Shack teased diners with a taste of the sandwich last summer at Brooklyn locations.
So what’s the word on this bird? The sandwich is made with all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken breads that is slow-cooked in buttermilk marinade, dipped in batter, dredged in seasoned flour and fried in 100 percent soybean oil. The chicken is served on a potato roll with shredded lettuce, pickles and buttermilk-herb mayonnaise made with chives, parsley and thyme. Louisiana hot sauce is now available at Shake Shacks for those who want a little kick.
The sandwich costs $6.29. Shake Shack is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.