Not content to serve one of the best Chicago-style hot dogs outside of the Windy City, Danny Meyer's growing superior quick-service burger chain Shake Shack recently announced two new menu items, both available at all U.S. Shake Shack locations, one called the Dapper Dog. As the growing chain's site notes, "It’s easy to forget that Shake Shack began as a humble hot dog cart."
On Thursday, Jan. 24, the Dapper Dog and blood orange lemonade joined Shake Shack's menu rotation, the dog as a permanent menu item. A Vienna all-beef hot dog topped with Shack Cheddar and American cheese sauce and crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots, the Dapper Dog joins four other selections on the hot dog menu, the standard-bearer Hot Dog (a Vienna all-beef dog to which you can add cheese sauce), Chicken Dog (chicken, apple and sage sausage), Frisky Dog (topped with spicy tomato-simmered onions and kraut), and the Shack-cago dog ("dragged through the garden with Rick's Picks Shack relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, sport pepper, celery salt, and mustard").
According to a representative for Shake Shack, the blood orange lemonade is a featured flavor that will remain on the menu through the end of March, when a new featured flavor will replace it. For now, though, the drink is made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and seasonal blood orange purée, blended with a housemade simple syrup.
Arthur Bovino is The Daily Meal's executive editor. Follow Arthur on Twitter.