Shake Shack to open in Central Square BGC on May 10, 2019


Filipinos are in for a sweet treat when Shake Shack makes its debut in Manila at BGC on May 10th, 2019.  The country’s first-ever Shack will serve up one-of-a kind menu items for the Manila community, only found in the Philippines.


“As we spent time exploring the unique and eclectic landscape that is Filipino cuisine, we were inspired by the flavors and artisans we met along the way and by the food that they’re passionate about,” said Shake Shack culinary director Mark Rosati.  “From halo halo, lechon, adobo and garlic rice to calamansi and ube in every imaginable form, Manila is serious about its love for great food and ingredients!  We’re thrilled to introduce our Manila-exclusive menu that features just a few of the flavors and ingredients we fell in love with, and are humbled to become part of this vibrant community.”


Check out the deets on the Manila-exclusive menu!


The Ube Shake, featuring vanilla frozen custard ice cream blended with ube and hand-spun to order,  is a Shack take on the classic flavor found all over the Philippines.


For a local twist on a Shack classic lemonade, the Calamansi Limeade offers the perfect combination of sweet and tart with the beloved calamansi as the star of the show.


The menu will feature three unique concretes (frozen custard ice cream made in-Shack every day, then blended with mix-ins featuring iconic Filipino flavors or local bakers and artisans)Concretes include:


  • Uuuube-by baby – Vanilla custard mixed with ube, coconut marshmallow, ube cookie, toasted coconut and crispy pinipig. Topped with leche flan.  Oooooh baby baby!
  • Shack Attack – Chocolate custard mixed with Bucky’s original brownie, Auro chocolate chunks, Shack fudge sauce, and chocolate sprinkles. A Manila spin on a Shack classic, this concrete proudly features chocolate brownies from Bucky’s, and 55% cacao chocolate from local bean-to-bar Auro
  • Calamansi Pie Oh My – Vanilla custard mixed with calamansi pie from the local favorite Wildflour Bakery.


In keeping with the company’s mission to Stand for Something Good®, 5% of sales from the Pie Oh My concrete supports Children’s Hour, an organization that supports projects on education, health & nutrition, and child welfare & development for Filipino children in need.


Additionally, Shake Shack has partnered with Hope in a Bottle to offer Shack2O bottled water.  100% of HOPE’s profits go to building public school classrooms.

Finally, to offer treats for those with four feet, Shake Shack has partnered with Whole Pet Kitchen on ShackBurger dog biscuits in both its Bag-O-Bones and Poochini (ShackBurger dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce, and vanilla custard).


The Manila menu will also feature Shake Shack’s signature items including the ShackBurger®, Shack-cago DogTM, classic crinkle-cut fries, craft beer from local Engkanto Brewery and Monkey Eagle, Shack Red and White wine, and frozen custard ice cream.


Are you ready to shake up Manila?  The very first Shake Shack in the Philippines opens on May 10, 11:00am at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street at Bonifacio Global City along Fifth Avenue.  The first 100 guests in line will snag some cool Shack swag, and fun activities are planned starting at 9am before the restaurant opens at 11am.


Stay hungry,


Nathaniel C. Uy

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