A general view of the restaurant Shake Shack in Washington, DC, December 30, 2014. The fast-food chain, started by celebrity restaurateur Danny Meyer, filed to go public on December 29, 2014. Backed by private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, Shake Shack is a self-described modern day roadside burger stand whose vision is to stand for something good.       AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
There Really Is A Universe Where Shake Shack Makes Fresh Doughnuts
By Arianna Endicott
In a 2014 interview with Bon Appétit, the general manager of Shake Shack’s Madison Square location during its early years, Carla Lalli Music, revealed that we could have had some extra sweet treats on the Shake Shack menu. Lalli Music saw her fair share of failed menu items, including one breakfast treat that never made the final cut.
“Our general manager wanted doughnuts on the menu,” Lalli Music explained, as the plan was to launch an heirloom apple fritter along with the breakfast menu, but the treat wasn’t worth the effort and was nixed for the final menu. In 2017, Shake Shack began serving breakfast at its original location, and now, Eater reports that a few different Shake Shacks serve breakfast menu items.
Although apple fritters didn’t make the permanent menu, some locations offer a Shack Apple Turnover, which is crispy on the outside, then coated in cinnamon sugar for a sweet start to your morning. Executive Chef John Karangis also showed off a beignet shake that blends an entire donut into the drink to Shake Shack’s TikTok account, but it can only be found in a few locations.