Remember back when Chick-Fil-A experimented with mealtime kits? Now Shake Shack is getting in the game, so if you’ve ever wanted to make your own fast food at home, you’ve arrived.
Meal kit service Goldbelly has introduced ShackBurger Kits, allowing you to make the much-loved cheeseburgers at home. Here’s what you need to know:
The kits let you cook 8 ShackBurgers at home.
Goldbelly sends the basics you need to make ShackBurgers:
- 8 fresh patties of Shake Shack’s 100% angus beef with no hormones or antibiotics
- 8 non-GMO Martin’s Potato Rolls
- 8 slices of American cheese
- 4 oz. of Shake Shack’s custom ShackSauce™
You’ll just need your own lettuce, tomato, butter, salt and pepper to complete the ShackBurger, plus any creative extras you’d want to add. Check it out here.
You can also make 8-16 SmokeShack burgers.
Goldbelly introduced new SmokeShack burger kits in August, which lets you cook 8-16 of this specialty burger.
Ingredients include the same stuff as in the other ShackBurger Kits, plus Niman Ranch applewood-smoked bacon and hopped cherry peppers.
The packs cost $49-$109 each, plus $25-$35 shipped.
You can’t really look at this as a cost-savings option, since 8 ShackBurgers would normally run you $42.32, plus tax. The least you could pay for the Goldbelly kit is $74.00 — that’s about $9.25 for each almost-complete burger.
The SmokeShack Kits are even more expensive at $59 for the 8-pack, and $109 for the 16-pack, plus shipping.
Really, this is for people without a Shake Shack in their town — basically the Northwest, Northeast and Middle America — or folks who want to combine the fun of crafting, cooking and fast food into one experience while quarantined.
If you want it fast, just opt for food delivery.
Getting the ShackBurger Kits at home takes at least 8 days, so it’s not exactly quick.
If you’re near one of the 300 or so Shake Shack locations, Grubhub is your best bet to get ShackBurgers fast (and already cooked), although other food delivery services also work with the chain. Anyone who signs up for the 14-day free trial of Grubhub+ can get unlimited free delivery from Shake Shack.