PLCB: New 2-for-1 Shake Shack Philadelphia Happy Hour Is Illegal (UPDATED)

Photo by Matt Gari

Photo by Matt Gari

UPDATE 11/14/2013: Shake Shack has canceled its illegal 2-for-1 happy hour. “We are working with the PLCB on approval for our new happy hour concept,” reports Shake Shack publicist Jacklin Rhoads.


So, the Philadelphia Shake Shack is promoting a new weekday happy hour, as was mentioned here on Foobooz on Monday, the first day of the special. According to Shake Shack’s own website, which announced the details of the new happy hour last week, patrons can “enjoy 2-for-1 beer and wine from 4-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.”

And given that those beers include Victory Brewing Company’s Festbier and the Shack’s exclusive ShackMesiter Ale from Brooklyn Brewery, that’s a pretty good deal. Too bad it’s illegal. Read more »

Is Shake Shack Opening In University City?


That’s what the rumor-mill is churning out today. According to the Insider, a Drexel campus location for Shake Shack seems most likely–which will no doubt set off a battle between Drexel and Penn burger fanatics. But honestly, who cares? Though the best possible location would be directly next door to my house, there really is no bad place for a 2nd Shake Shack. Every additional location just means more tasty cheeseburgers in Philly–a development I am fully in favor of.

UPDATE: It’s confirmed, Shake Shack is going in at 32nd and Chestnut.

A Shake Shack For Drexel? [Insider]