Shake Shack is one of the most popular food chains in the world, so it is no surprise that thousands of users have asked us if it is halal.
About Shake Shack
Shake Shack is an American fast-casual restaurant chain based in New York City.
It was founded in New York by Danny Meyer in 2004.
It has over 400 branches worldwide.
In short, Shake Shack is huge and popular!
Popular Menu Items
Some the of the popular items on the menu are:
- Shroom Burger — *Vegetarian* Crisp-fried portobello mushroom filled with melted muenster on a toasted potato bun.
- Shack Burger — Angus beef cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce on a toasted bun.
- Grilled Cheese Burger — American cheese melted in a grilled potato bun.
We are getting hungry just looking at these! There are so many other delicious items on the menu that you can check out on their website www.shakeshack.com!
Shake Shack has over 400 branches worldwide.
In Muslim countries such as the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain, Shake Shack offers a 100% halal menu. In the Middle East and Turkey, Shake Shack uses halal Beef and Chicken in its menu.
In the UK, Shake Shack offers halal Chicken in all of its branches. In addition to halal Chicken, they also have exclusive vegan options on the menu that Muslims can consume.
In the USA, Shake Shack does NOT serve halal Chicken. They have confirmed this on Twitter in a statement that reads “Our Chicken is not halal in the US right now, but maybe someday! We’ll let our team know you asked.”
Some Shake Shack locations in the US source their Beef from a supplier named Pat LaFrieda. Pat Lafrieda sells both halal and non halal beef. According to the locations we contacted, they purchase the regular beef, not the halal beef. Therefore, meat options on Shake Shack’s menu are not confirmed halal. It is best to check and confirm with each individual location!
So, what’s the halal verdict?
In Muslim countries, and in the Middle East, Shake Shack offers a 100% halal menu.
In the UK, only their Chicken is halal.
Shake Shack is not halal in the USA.
Obviously there are many non-meat items on the menu which halal observers can consume, such as their
- Beverages – including their Freshly Brewed Iced Tea, Fresh Lemonade and Hand-Spun Shakes, and
- Sides – such as their Crinkle Cut Fries, and Cheese Fries
You should always verify the halal status with the restaurant directly just to be sure!
Restaurants change their meat suppliers and their policies constantly.
Furthermore, individual franchise locations change ownership all the time. So one location’s owner can use halal meat but can sell it to a new owner who chooses not to. So, to make sure that you have the latest information — reach out to the establishment!
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