BURGER fanatics have rushed to a fast-food chain for a new-flavored sandwich — but few customers have access to the new option.
Shake Shack has launched a vegan-friendly chef-made burger, but only in one state.
“That was really important [the Veggie Shack] was made by chefs, not scientists,” Katie Lazor, Shake Shack’s regional marketing manager, told Westword.
“You can actually see the vegetables and the grains. It’s so delicious and it’s been launched at a really exciting time when people are craving a real veggie burger.”
The Shake Shack veggie burger is only tested in one state – Colorado.
The state choice correlates with this year’s updated research.
A study found that Colorado has the sixth-highest percentage of residents who identify themselves as vegan, according to Travel Daily Media.
IN THE BURGER
The burger patty combines carrots, mushrooms, onions, quinoa and farro into a mashed, crispy burger.
Shake Shack said the burger won’t crumble with every bite.
The patty is topped with American cheese, pickles, crispy onions and shack sauce, all pressed into a potato roll.
Shack Sauce is a mayonnaise topping popular on many Shake Shack burgers.
“The crunchy onions are such a crowd favorite,” Lazor said.
“We’ve had them on some limited time offers in the past and people are obsessed with them [with] them.”
The burger is naturally vegetarian — vegans who like the burger will need to remove the onions, cheese, bun, and gravy to make the meal fully plant-based.
Shack Shack recently launched more dairy alternatives for vegetarians.
OTHER VEGETABLE ALTERNATIVES
Shake Shack introduced a new plant-based custard and frozen shake.
The sweet snacks are derivatives of NotCo’s dairy-free NotMilk drinks.
NotMilk is a milk substitute derived from artificial intelligence that has properties similar to regular milk without animal products.
“There’s no way I can say it’s non-dairy from my point of view,” Lazor said of the custard and shake.
The US Sun reports on more vegan treats – here’s one that customers can get at grocery stores.
You will also find an overview of new fast food items here.