You can finally add avocado to your Shake Shack burger

Shake Shack's new avocado and bacon burger and sandwich.
Shake Shack’s new avocado and bacon burger and sandwich.

  • Shake Shack has added two new limited-edition avocado and bacon items: a sandwich and a burger.
  • Both come with avocado slices and applewood-smoked bacon, and are part of Shake Shack’s spring menu.
  • You can also add avocado to any other Shake Shack burger or sandwich on the menu.
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Shake Shack has finally added avocado to its menu.

You can have it in one of two new avocado and bacon dishes, or, for the first time, add it to any other burger or sandwich on the menu.

Shake Shack launched its Avocado Bacon Menu Wednesday. You can order either a burger or a sandwich with freshly-sliced avocado and Niman Ranch applewood-smoked bacon.

The burger comes a Shake Shack patty, while the sandwich adds a crispy chicken breast, lettuce, pickles, and buttermilk herb mayo to the avocado-bacon combo.

Shake Shack's new avocado and bacon burger and sandwich.
Shake Shack’s new avocado and bacon burger and sandwich.

Prices depend on where you are, but at the Flatbush restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, the burger costs $7.89 for a single and $10.69 for a double, while the sandwich costs $8.79. Adding avocado slices to other menu items costs $1.25.

The two new dishes are available until June 30 at all US locations, but Shake Shack told Thrillist that the avocado add-on option was here to stay, and that avocado was one of the chain’s most requested additions.

Avocado has boomed in popularity in recent years, causing prices to soar, and it has become an embodiment of millennial culture thanks to memes about avocado toast. The food industry has tried to find creative ways to serve avocado beyond toppings and as guacamole, and some restaurants even base their entire menu on the green fruit.

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Smashburger is opening 40 restaurants in 2021. Take a look at its plans for open kitchens, food lockers, and more.

Smashburger
The dine-in experience is getting a makeover option, too.

Fast-casual chain Smashburger is planning on adding to its global network of 250 corporate and franchise restaurants by opening 40 new restaurants in 2021.

The chain has focused on a dine-in model in the past but plans to offer more takeout and collection services, accelerated partly by the pandemic.

Smashburger
The restaurants will offer a range of collection and delivery options, as well as traditional dine-in.

The company plans to focus on “aggressively” opening new stores in busy suburban areas of Brooklyn, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC, its president, Carl Bachmann, told Insider.

Though the new restaurants were planned before the pandemic, they’ll offer customers contactless ways to collect food. This includes using food lockers to keep food hot until customers collect their meals. These are also in the works for other fast-food chains, including KFC and Burger King.

Smashburger
Customers will be able to collect their orders from heated food lockers.

The new restaurants won’t only have enhanced collection options. The dine-in experience is getting a makeover, too.

This includes open kitchens, so customers can see their orders being cooked, and restaurant interiors that are specific to the city.

Smashburger
The restaurants will have open kitchens.

Smashburger also launched a new website and app during the pandemic, but still plans to offer delivery through a network of delivery service apps.

Other fast food chains are also redesigning their restaurants as demand for drive-thru and digital ordering continue to boom during the coronavirus pandemic. Shake Shack is opening its first drive-thru in Orlando, Florida, later this year, and plans to debut new delivery and collection methods, too. Burger King is also rolling out new-look stores will open in Miami, Latin America, and the Caribbean in 2021.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Smashburger is opening 40 restaurants in 2021, complete with food lockers and open kitchens. This is what they will look like.

Smashburger
The dine-in experience is getting a makeover option, too.

Fast-casual chain Smashburger is planning on adding to its global network of 250 corporate and franchise restaurants by opening 40 new restaurants in 2021.

The chain has focused on a dine-in model in the past but plans to offer more takeout and collection services, accelerated partly by the pandemic.

Smashburger
The restaurants will offer a range of collection and delivery options, as well as traditional dine-in.

The company plans to focus on “aggressively” opening new stores in busy suburban areas of Brooklyn, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC, its president, Carl Bachmann, told Insider.

Though the new restaurants were planned before the pandemic, they’ll offer customers contactless ways to collect food. This includes using food lockers to keep food hot until customers collect their meals. These are also in the works for other fast-food chains, including KFC and Burger King.

Smashburger
Customers will be able to collect their orders from heated food lockers.

The new restaurants won’t only have enhanced collection options. The dine-in experience is getting a makeover, too.

This includes open kitchens, so customers can see their orders being cooked, and restaurant interiors that are specific to the city.

Smashburger
The restaurants will have open kitchens.

Smashburger also launched a new website and app during the pandemic, but still plans to offer delivery through a network of delivery service apps.

Other fast food chains are also redesigning their restaurants as demand for drive-thru and digital ordering continue to boom during the coronavirus pandemic. Shake Shack is opening its first drive-thru in Orlando, Florida, later this year, and plans to debut new delivery and collection methods, too. Burger King is also rolling out new-look stores will open in Miami, Latin America, and the Caribbean in 2021.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Smashburger is opening 40 restaurants in 2021 with food lockers and open kitchens. Take a look inside.

Smashburger
The dine-in experience is getting a makeover option, too.

Fast-casual chain Smashburger is planning on adding to its global network of 250 corporate and franchise restaurants by opening 40 new restaurants in 2021.

The chain has focused on a dine-in model in the past but plans to offer more takeout and collection services, accelerated partly by the pandemic.

Smashburger
The restaurants will offer a range of collection and delivery options, as well as traditional dine-in.

The company plans to focus on “aggressively” opening new stores in busy suburban areas of Brooklyn, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC, its president, Carl Bachmann, told Insider.

Though the new restaurants were planned before the pandemic, they’ll offer customers contactless ways to collect food. This includes using food lockers to keep food hot until customers collect their meals. These are also in the works for other fast-food chains, including KFC and Burger King.

Smashburger
Customers will be able to collect their orders from heated food lockers.

The new restaurants won’t only have enhanced collection options. The dine-in experience is getting a makeover, too.

This includes open kitchens, so customers can see their orders being cooked, and restaurant interiors that are specific to the city.

Smashburger
The restaurants will have open kitchens.

Smashburger also launched a new website and app during the pandemic, but still plans to offer delivery through a network of delivery service apps.

Other fast food chains are also redesigning their restaurants as demand for drive-thru and digital ordering continue to boom during the coronavirus pandemic. Shake Shack is opening its first drive-thru in Orlando, Florida, later this year, and plans to debut new delivery and collection methods, too. Burger King is also rolling out new-look stores will open in Miami, Latin America, and the Caribbean in 2021.

Read the original article on Business Insider