Free burger alert
Last month, Shake Shack released an update to its App for iOS that allows users to order and pre-pay for their food ahead of time, thereby allowing fans to skip the line. Now through February 28, fans who download the app can get a free single ShackBurger by creating an account and typing the promo code “shackappy” on the checkout screen. The app allows users to pick the Shack closest to them; available pickup times (in 15-minute increments) are listed for convenience. Shake Shack says each order is then cooked to order and timed to the guest’s arrival. All U.S. Shake Shacks are participating in the giveaway except those at airports, stadiums, and ballparks.
Check your fridge: beer recall alert
California beer brand Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced a voluntary recall effective in 36 U.S. states, citing a “packaging flaw” that might cause glass to break off into their beer bottles. The recall involves 12-ounce bottles of the brewery’s pale ale, Hop Hunter IPA, Beer Camp Golden IPA, and five other varieties, all sold in six-, 12-, and 24-packs. Those who have purchased the effected beer are advised to dispose of the brew and contact the company for a full refund. (Sierra Nevada cans and bottled variety packs, meanwhile, are safe.)
When in Rome...
In Chicago, chef Grant Achatz and his band of merrymakers at the constantly rotating restaurant concept Next are teasing several upcoming dishes on their “Ancient Rome” themed menu, including a table-top “portioned” bread and a dessert of meringue “molded to look [like] the face of a Julius Ceasar bust.” Next’s Ancient Rome menu launches on January 25; tickets are still available.
Want to start off your week with something sweet? Peek at these salted caramel mini tarts: