5 Reasons Why Shake Shack's ChickenShack Should Be Made Permanent

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This is a sandwich for the ages

Arthur Bovino

5 Reasons Why Shake Shack's ChickenShack Should Be Made Permanent

Arthur Bovino

Shake Shack's new ChickenShack has been a huge success since its launch, selling out after two days. Here are five reasons why it should be made a permanent menu item. 

It Comes at Exactly the Right Time

Dan Myers

Hot on the heels of the white-hot opening of David Chang’s Fuku (which sells only fried chicken sandwiches), this release couldn’t have come at a better time. Fried chicken sandwiches are definitely having a moment right now, and Shake Shack has planted itself right in the middle of it. 

It Sold Out in 2 Days

Arthur Bovino

Launched on July 7, the last sandwich was sold by closing time on July 8, and stock won’t be replenished until July 16, according to the company. If that doesn’t make it a hot item, nothing does. 

The Chicken Is High Quality

Arthur Bovino

The chicken used is all-natural and antibiotic-free, which certainly justifies the slightly high price tag.

It Can Take on Any Fast Food Chicken Sandwich

Arthur Bovino

Just about every fast food chain offers a chicken sandwich of their own, which means that there’s definitely a fair amount of competition. But the super-crispy, craggy, peppery buttermilk batter around the extra-thick chicken breast, as well as the potato bun and toppings, make this sandwich a major contender for Best in Show. Not only can it compete with other chain’s fried chicken sandwiches, it can compete with any fried chicken, anywhere. 

Hot Sauce!

Shake Shack

Rosati told us that the chain auditioned dozens of different varieties of hot sauces before settling on Louisiana brand sauce. If it goes national, bottles of the stuff will be stationed in every Shake Shack, which would be a very good thing, indeed. 

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