A Squared: Finally, Shake Shack Chicago... and a Giveaway!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Finally, Shake Shack Chicago... and a Giveaway!

The rumors are true, people. At long last, Chicago is finally getting its very own Shake Shack!

photo c/o Evan Sung

What is Shake Shack, you ask?

photo c/o Evan Sung

Shake Shack is a fresh take on your typical fast food joint. It began as a simple hot dog cart in Manhattan's Madison Square Park created by famed restauranteur Danny Meyer. He's the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the man behind popular New York City restaurants like Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern. The idea was to serve fresh and delicious burgers, shakes, and hot dogs like they did at old fashioned roadside stands and it quickly took off. New Yorkers have discriminating taste, it's true, but nobody can resist a really good burger-- especially when it is made with 100% all-natural Angus beef, no hormones and no antibiotics. Fast food you can feel good better about!

photo c/o Evan Sung

Shake Shack became a permanent fixture in Madison Square Park in 2004 and because it was so popular among Manhattan residents, other locations quickly popped up all over the city and then around the world. If you've seen the movie Something Borrowed, the characters are frequently seen enjoying a Shake Shack lunch while John Krasinski's character tries to talk some sense into Ginnifer Goodwin, who is in love with her best friend's fiance.

Photo by David Lee - © 2011 Alcon Film Fund, LLC

I am so happy to report that after DC, Florida, and New Jersey all got theirs, Chicago is finally getting its very own Shake Shack-- and conveniently located right off of the Magnificent Mile in River North. To celebrate their big opening, I'm offering a super fun giveaway today. In addition to their delicious burgers, hot dogs (like an apple and sage hot dog that's on my 'to try' list!), and (duh) shakes, Shake Shack serves up one of my favorite frozen treats: Custard! Even better, Shake Shack's custard is made with "real sugar, no corn syrup, and milk from dairy farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones." As if you needed any more reasons to try it! And in addition to classic chocolate and vanilla, they feature a variety of special flavors each month too-- pumpkin pie, candied apple, and caramel walnut cake are all on the menu this month.

photo c/o Evan Sung

Today I am giving away the chance for you to win 10 FREE frozen custards at Shake Shack's new River North Chicago location! Use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to enter.

See you at Shake Shack!


  1. AHH! i was JUST in chicago -- staying at a hotel by shake shake and it teased me everyday to see that it wasnt open yet! i guess i just need to stop by when im back in town for thanksgiving! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    1. You should definitely swing by over Thanksgiving-- Shake Shack is delish!

  2. Custard will be on my for sure to try and a cheeseburger!

    1. Great idea-- I feel like I can't go and order one and not the other!

  3. I will definitely order the 'shroom burger!! They are amazing!!! :)

  4. Seriously cannot wait for Shake Shack to open!! It's always our first stop when we go to NYC! Thanks for hosting this fabulous giveaway!

  5. I'm so excited for Shake Shack! I've only been when in NYC, so it will be a nice Chicago treat!

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