LOOK: Shake Shack Has Released a Dark Meat Burger Made From Premium Chicken Thigh

It’s getting hot in Manila with the debut of Dark Meat Hot Chicken in the Manila Shacks.

The Hot Chicken is a fan-favorite in the U.S. where it has run as a limited time offer in 2017, 2018 and 2020. The spicy sandwich was updated for Asia using a premium chicken thigh, and this is the first time in Shake Shack’s history serving dark meat chicken. 

SS 1 scaledThe new hottest chick in town: The Dark Meat Hot Chicken

The Hot Chicken is crafted from an all-natural cage-free dark meat chicken thigh slow-cooked in a creamy buttermilk marinade, hand-dipped into Shack-made batter, dredged through seasoned flour and crisp-fried. The chicken is dusted with a hot pepper blend and topped with Louisiana hot sauce slaw, kosher dill pickles and served on a pillowy potato bun. 

“We have been developing a dark meat chicken sandwich since we opened in Asia,” said Shake Shack Culinary Director Mark Rosati. “We couldn’t be more excited to debut our first dark meat item ever with the launch of Dark Meat Hot Chicken in Manila and create Inspired Food & Drink for our fans in Asia.”

Shake Shack first introduced chicken to the U.S. menu in 2015 with the Chicken Shack, a crispy all-natural chicken breast sandwich with shredded lettuce, pickles and buttermilk herb mayo. The Dark Meat Hot Chicken is an innovation of the chicken menu and further Shake Shack’s commitment to serve fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value through its mission to Stand For Something Good®.

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Dark Meat Hot Chicken Challenge with GrabFood

Are you up for a spicy challenge? Running until August 24, purchase a Dark Meat Hot Chicken item or set on GrabFood with a minimum spend of P800 to get to the next level and grab vouchers for as much as P800 that you can use on your next Shack purchase. Wanna go sweet and spicy? Go for the Shake and Spice set (P530) featuring a Dark Meat Hot Chicken + Shake. Or go for a winner chicken dinner with Chicks All That, Dark Meat Hot Chicken + Chicken Shack + 6pc Chicken Bites (P780) Complete all levels and get an exclusive invite to a Shack party! Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.shakeshack.ph for more details.