Shake Shack Has a New Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Burger

There's also a Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich on the menu, too.


By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Los Angeles

May 5, 2022


Bourbon is a spirited topic when May begins, due in large part to the Kentucky Derby, an event that is associated with a certain green-garnished, bourbon-centered libation.


It's the mint julep, a traditional sip that will be enjoyed by many fans when the ponies trot at Churchill Downs on May 7.


But a bourbon jam will pop up in another spot as May revs up, and it may be a place you've frequented for a lunchtime bite or a quick dinner pick-up: Shake Shack.


For the boutique burger chain just partnered with Maker's Mark on two new sandwiches, the Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Burger and the Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich.


The burger?


It's priced at $8.49 and features a "(w)hite-cheddar cheeseburger, made with fresh (never frozen) 100% Angus beef, topped with bourbon bacon jam made with Makerís Mark Bourbon, crispy shallots and ShackSauce on a toasted potato bun."


The chicken sandwich includes "(c)rispy, whole white meat chicken breast topped with white cheddar cheese and bourbon bacon jam made with Makerís Mark Bourbon over pickles on a toasted potato bun."


The price? It's $8.09...