What’s shakin’ Manila?

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The long wait is over- Shake Shack is here! In case you missed it, the world-famous burger joint’s official Instagram made the announcement way back in July 18, 2018.

And after almost year, we finally know all the deets. Shake Shack Philippines is opening May 10 at BGC Central Square!

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Starting out as a humble hot dog cart in Madison Square Park, Shake Shack has grown into a bonafide international phenomenon with massively successful locations in Dubai, Hong Kong, London.

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Today, the “modern day roadside burger stand” is one of the fastest growing fast-food brands in the world with massive lines and even bigger hype following Shake Shack wherever it opens.

Fun Fact: There are currently 168 Shake Shacks throughout the world!

But before you brave the long lines, we figured now would be a good time to take a first look at Shake Shack and help you perfect your mouth-watering order before the store even opens!

Insider Tip: Even if you've had Shake Shack before, it's a good idea to get reacquainted with their menu because Shake Shack releases specialized items customized to the local flavors of whichever city it's in. 
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Shake Shack might be named for their signature shakes (which are often hailed as some of the best in the industry) but what people really line up for are the burgers- and Shake Shack isn’t joking around when it comes to bringing world class burgers to the Philippines!

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Boasting a full menu of incredible burgers, it’s hard to order the wrong thing at Shake Shack… buuut if you had to make us pick, we definitely recommend trying out the Shack Stack!

This massive handheld delight is Shake Shack’s classic cheeseburger stacked on top of a mushroom burger patty which is filled with gooey and delicious melted muenster and cheddar cheese.

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We also recommend washing your meal down with the Manila-exclusive Calamansi Limeade, which is a welcome change on the iconic Shake Shack lemonade- this time featuring a calamansi twist!

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If you’re looking for something sweet after you’ve devoured your Shake Shack burger of choice, you’ve got a ton of sweet options.

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Though their eponymous milkshakes are definitely delicious and worth trying, the dessert to get are, hands down, the “concretes.” A Shake Shack special, a concrete is “dense frozen custard blended at high speed with toppings & mix-ins.”

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The Manila Shake Shack menu is stacked full of Manila-exclusives! Shake Shack, of course, has an Ube-based concrete called the Uuuube-by baby, which is vanilla custard mixed with ube, coconut marshmallow, crushed ube cookies, toasted coconut and crispy pinipig, topped with leche flan.

Another Manila exclusive concrete is the Shark Attack, which is
Shake Shack’s classic chocolate concrete with fudge sauce and sprinkles with a Manila spin thanks to the addition of brownie bits from Bucky’s and 55% cacao chocolate chunks from Auro.

Our favorite Manila item from Shake Shack, however, has got to be the Calamansi Pie Oh My! It’s a simple but addictive vanilla custard mixed with calamansi pie from local favorite, Wildflour Bakery.

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Are you shaking with excitement with your perfect Shake Shack order? Or are you just thinking of getting everything anyway? Whatever your plan of attack is, the very first Shake Shack in the Philippines finally opens in less than a week!

Officially open to the burger-loving public on May 10, 11am at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street along Fifth Avenue, the first 100 guests in line even get to snag some cool Shack swag. Be there as early as 9am, fun activities are in store!

Reservations are not accepted
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Bonifacio High Street Central, 5th Avenue cor 30th Street, BGC, Taguig

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