+ Add Chrome Extension


Sep 01, 2020
1  Likes 0  Comments

About this Deal

Spice lovers can rejoice. Shake Shack is bringing back a spicy favorite.

The Hot Chick’n, the spicy version of the classic Chick’n Shack sandwich, will be available at Shake Shacks nationwide (excluding airports, stadiums and ballparks) starting Tuesday.

This time around, Shake Shack is bringing along new "hot" items to accompany the Hot Chick’n. Made with with the same guajillo chile and cayenne pepper dusting, the restaurant is introducing Hot Chick’n Bites, Hot Spicy Fries and Hot Spicy Cheese Fries.

"When launching a new menu item, our focus has always been to do so in an elevated way, inspired by our deep culinary roots and with a focus on premium ingredients. Our Hot Chick’n is no different," said Mark Rosati, culinary director at Shake Shack.

All the Hot Chick’n items are available in two spice levels (hot and extra hot), but those who order through the Shack App or online can get access to a third spice level, "Fire."

Fact check: Spicy snacks, such as Takis and hot Cheetos, won't cause ulcers in children

More: McDonald's rolling out Spicy Chicken McNuggets on September 16

Hot Chick'n sandwich, Hot Chick’n Bites and Hot Spicy Cheese Fries
Hot Chick'n sandwich, Hot Chick’n Bites and Hot Spicy Cheese Fries
The Hot Chick’n, the spicy version of the classic Chick’n Shack sandwich was first introduced in 2017 and made a comeback in 2018, each time for a limited engagement.

"We’re always looking at ways we can continue to elevate the classics, and we take our guests’ feedback to heart," Rosati told USA TODAY on whether to make the sandwich a permanent fixture of the menu or not. "Right now, we love to surprise and delight our guests with different product drops, but you never know."

Mark Rosati, culinary director at Shake Shack
Mark Rosati, culinary director at Shake Shack
Similar to the Chicken Sandwich War of last year, where fast-food chains were trying to claim chicken sandwich supremacy, the recent trend seems to be shifting toward ever spicier.

McDonald’s recently announced it would roll out Spicy Chicken McNuggets for the first time ever in the U.S. That's an item Wendy’s has had on and off their menu – and the chain threw a light jab on social media at McDonald's last week. And when Popeyes introduced its chicken sandwich in August of 2019, starting the "war," it did so with a spicy option.

"I think there’s also been a shift in spice level tolerance across America in general over the past couple years," Rosati added. "Spicy food keeps becoming more and more delicious and interesting, where it’s not just about high heat levels, but also about crave-able and intriguing flavors."

The spice blend Shake Shack created for its Hot Chick'n was also used to create the restaurants own ranch dressing, which is on the menu permanently.
What's the matter?

💬 Comments

Thanks! Worked! 👍 🙏 🤩 💕 🥳 🔥 😍
👀 Related Deals