Burgers and Brews Tasting Dinner at Shake Shack

The Bacon Cheddar Shack at Shake Shack | Photo by Liz Clayman

The Bacon Cheddar Shack at Shake Shack | Photo by Liz Clayman

On Tuesday, August 16th, the University City location of Shake Shack will be hosting a Burgers and Brews Tasting Dinner with Yards Brewing.

The dinner includes four rounds of food and beer pairings with the assembled voting on their favorite beer to be featured on the University City location’s menu for the rest of the year.

Check out the Burgers and Brews Menu, plus free burgers »

Quizzo Night for Philly Runners Tonight at Shake Shack

Shake Shack University City

Shake Shack University City

How fun is this? Students Run Philly Style and Shake Shack University City are teaming up for a special quizzo night tonight pitting local running groups against each other for the title of Smartest Runners in Philly. (Note: That title is not actually trademarked as far as I know, but I think it totally should be, am I right?)

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UPDATE: Weather Doesn’t Dissuade Shake Shack Devotees


There was already a line in front of the new Shake Shack on Drexel’s campus at 3200 Chestnut Street at 10 a.m. today. We’ll post updates as line length warrants.

If you’re intending on going to Shake Shack today, tweet with the #ucityshakeshack hashtag and show it to the cashier and get a free pint of Candied Apple frozen custard. Yes, a pint. Note, that deal is only good in University City, so no funny business.

Update: The line still snakes out the door » 

Training Day At Shake Shack (In Pictures)


The brand spankin’ new Shake Shack at 32nd and Chestnut is getting ready to throw wide the doors tomorrow at 11am. But today, they were putting the still-mostly-virginal crew through their paces by doing two rounds of friends-and-family service. And, of course, we were there to take pictures (and sponge up free burgers).

New to the menu this time around? A couple of new local concretes (the Declaration of Donuts with vanilla custard, FedNuts french toast fancy donut chunks and a banana, and the Study Buddy with chocolate custard, chocolate toffee, caramel sauce and coffee beans from Joe Coffee right next door). There are also hand-cut fries on the menu now–served either plain or gunked up with cheese sauce–and I am very much looking forward to eating these with my fingers after a night spent drinking with college kids.

So between this location opening tomorrow, the new King of Prussia outpost going live on Monday, October 21 and plans for two new Brooklyn locations (one in DUMBO, the other across from the Barclay’s Center) and a third in Paramus all upcoming, the Shake Shack team has their hands full. The odds of us being able to announce yet another Philly location any time soon? Not good, according to everyone we talked to. But that’s cool. We’ll take the three we’ve got and be happy with them. For now.

I know, I know… You’re really just here for the burger porn. So without further ado, here it is: Shake Shack University City, in pictures.

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