Free Hand-Cut Fries at Shake Shack Today

Handcut Fries at Shake Shack | Photo by Evan Sung

Handcut Fries at Shake Shack | Photo by Evan Sung

The Shake Shack at 20th and Sansom may have been Philadelphia’s first but it is the last to offer non-frozen fries. But that’s over today as Center City’s Shake Shack is on the fresh-cut bandwagon.

And in honor of the changeover, Shake Shack Center City is giving away free fries with the purchase of a Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister Ale.

The offer runs until the keg is kicked.

Shake Shack – Center City [Foobooz]

Shake Shack hosts Bike Checks, Brews and Burgers

shake shackIn the ideas aimed targeted directly at me, it’s hard to beat Breakaway Bikes Saturday bike ride that combines a 40-mile bike ride with Shake Shack and Victory beer.

Be Well Philly has the details on the ride. If 40-miles seems to strenuous for a Saturday morning, Breakaway will be at Shake Shack at 20th and Sansom starting at 11 a.m. with free bike checks. There will also be Victory floats and a raffle basket filled with all sorts of goodies from Breakaway, Victory and Shake Shack.

To Do: Shake Shack’s 40-Mile Bike Ride This Weekend [Be Well Philly]

Morning Headlines: Which New York-to-Philly Projects Flopped and Which Did Not?


Image via Curbed Philly

Yesterday Curbed Philly had an item breaking down and explicating New York imports that have made it here and those that haven’t. Sandy Smith touched on this in a column for about the Brooklyn Flea’s departure, which he attributes, in part, to its NYC branding. Those transplants that haven’t flaunted their New York-ness do better, Smith said.

Here’s what Curbed’s Tishon Woolcock had to say:

Brooklyn Flea/FAIL: “Has anyone mentioned the fact that Philly already has great flea markets and thrift shops?”
3rd Ward/FAIL: “Reportedly, mismanagement – more than a move to Philly – was responsible for 3rd Ward’s undoing”
Shake Shack/SUCCESS: “Philly has little beef with the chain’s arrival”
Barcade/SUCCESS: “The friendly staff, inviting decor, plus games and craft beer make Barcade an excellent addition to the city’s bar scene.”
Fette Sau/SUCCESS: “A year in, the brisket is still selling by the pound.”

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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 »

Happy Hour At Center City Shake Shack Means 2-For-1 Beers

Photo by Matt Gari

Photo by Matt Gari

As if you burger-monkeys needed another reason to go to Shake Shack, starting today, the Sansom Street Shack has a pretty awesome Happy Hour deal going: Monday-Thursday, from 4pm-6pm, all beers and wines are 2-for-1.

That includes Victory Brewing Company’s Festbier (which is currently on tap at the Shack), the standard ShackMeister Ale from Brooklyn Brewery and glasses of Shack Red and White wines, from Frog’s Leap winery.

Getting two beers for the price of one is always good news. Happy Monday to everyone.

But is it legal? Victor Fiorillo investigates.

Shake Shack [f8b8z]

Tonight: Free Beer At Shake Shack To Celebrate Their Nice New Rack

ShackCorralSo the 20th and Sansom Shake Shack location is installing a new bike corral. And sure, it’s a nice rack–installed by SHIFT_DESIGN in modular format, able to hold 10-14 bicycles and planted with winter gem boxwoods to match those on the roof of the building. But still, reporting on new bike racks is not normally what we do here at Foobooz.

But because this is Shake Shack and because they know how to throw a party, this is a little different, because in order to celebrate the installation of their new racks, Shake Shack will be giving away free beer from 6-8pm tonight–complimentary Headwaters Pale Ale and Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing. There’ll also be “bike-friendly swag” being given away, and the kitchen will be blending up Storm King floats just for the event.

So, if you’re in the neighborhood this evening between 6pm and 8pm, why not stop by? And if you happen to arrive by bike, that’s just a bonus.

Shake Shack [f8b8z]

Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Han Dynasty Opening, Marathon Grill Bankrupt, Garces to Bookbinder’s, Top Chef, Shake Shack and Zombies

It was a big week for Philadelphia restaurant news. And next week looks like it’s going to be even crazier. So to catch you up on all the action of the past seven days, here’s what you might’ve missed.

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