Shake Shack Is Teaming Up with Maker's Mark for an Entire Bourbon-Inspired Menu

They had us at "bourbon bacon jam."

Courtesy of Shake Shack
Courtesy of Shake Shack

Let me jump to the good stuff instead of boring you with past Shake Shack collaborations that are no longer with us (gone, but never forgotten, etc.). The Chain is teaming up with yet another brand, but it's one you might not expect. 

Shake Shack has unveiled its latest partnership, and it's with Maker's Mark. The duo is launching an entire bourbon-inspired menu, joining restaurants nationwide on Friday. It includes a Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Burger and Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich. 

The Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Burger is a white cheddar cheeseburger made from 100% Angus beef, topped with bourbon bacon jam (created with Maker's Mark, naturally), crispy shallots, and ShackSauce on a potato bun for $8.49. Meanwhile, the Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich includes a whole white meat chicken breast with white cheddar cheese, that same bourbon bacon jam, and pickles on a toasted potato bun for $8.09.

Courtesy of Shake Shack

"Shake Shack’s bourbon bacon jam marries the iconic Maker’s Mark Kentucky bourbon, which is aged to taste and has notes of vanilla, caramel and oak, with bacon that is smoked for six hours using real hardwood applewood, creating a sweet and savory sauce with woodsy and smoky flavors with a bit of heat," Shake Shack said in a statement to Thrillist.

If you really can't wait to get your hands on either (we get it), you can snag both offerings early when you order via the Shack App beginning today, May 3. You know what to do with that information.

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Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.