Shake Shack is announcing the first major burger addition to its menu since 2012: the Shackmeister (or the MeisterBurger for all of you Burl Ives fans). The burger, an award-winning recipe that began as a secret menu item, consists of an 100% all-natural Angus beef cheeseburger topped with crispy marinated shallots and ShackSauce. It’s the first Shake Shack burger addition since the SmokeShack back in April 2012.
The Shackmeister was the winning burger recipe entry at the 2014 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash, where the SmokeShack also debuted, and received the judge’s choice award. Over the past few years, Shake Shack has seemed to use the South Beach Burger Bash as a test audience for its new burger recipes. The next South Beach Wine & Food Festival is coming up in February, so be prepared for a brand-new Shake Shack recipe soon.
At first, the Shackmesiter was just part of the Shake Shack secret menu, but after fans loved it so much, it was added to the menu for this limited-time offer starting New Year’s Day at most Shake Shack locations. A single goes for $6.19; a double goes for $8.99.