EC4 Shake Shack debuts with top Brooklyn pitmasters

Shake Shack is bringing summer’s best eats to London’s City streets with a BBQ birthday bash in celebration of its 5th Anniversary at its newest Shack, Mansion House.

The firm has teamed up with one of the best global BBQ pitmasters: Billy Durney of Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn, New York to create an exclusive, one-day-only feast on the eve of Shake Shack’s City debut at Mansion House EC4, set to open its doors to the public at 12 noon on 5 July.

‘It’s so surreal to be celebrating our 5th anniversary in the UK this summer,’ said Shake Shack Culinary Director, Mark Rosati. ‘When I think about why I love this time of the year, I think about bringing people together over BBQ and amazing backyard-cooked burgers and hot dogs.

'We could not be more excited to be bringing out one of our good friends, Billy Durney, an absolute NYC legend, who couples classic BBQ tradition with all the flavours and diversity of Brooklyn, New York. I can’t wait for all of our Shack friends in London to come celebrate with us and get a taste.’

Guests will be treated to a limited-edition menu, featuring:
- Hometown Shack: Shake Shack’s custom-blend Aberdeen Angus beef patty topped with smoked and sliced dry-aged top loin , Oglesheild cheese, caramelised onions, and jus
- Hometown Fries: Crinkle-cut fries topped with Shack cheddar cheese sauce and pastrami smoked bacon.
- Smoked Caramel Bourbon Shake: Vanilla frozen custard with smoked caramel and bourbon, topped with whipped cream, smoked salt, and speculoos cookie crumbles.

‘I am honoured and humbled to be partnering with Shake Shack to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Shake Shack arriving in the UK’, said Hometown Bar-B-Que Pitmaster and Owner, Billy Durney. ‘The burger, fries and shake that Mark and I teamed up on will bring a Brooklyn, New York BBQ vibe to the traditional Shake Shack food we’ve all come to know and love.’

A nod to the 5-year anniversary, tickets for the event are priced at £5 and can be purchased online here as well as from the Shake Shack UK Facebook page. In keeping with Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®, 100% of all ticket sales will be donated to the #BakeForSyria campaign, which is curated by London baker Lily Vanilli. Proceeds from the campaign are donated to Unicef’s children of Syria appeal via Unicef Next Generation London.

A critically acclaimed, modern day 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack has earned a cult like following around the world. A fun and lively community gathering place, Shake Shack is known for its 100% Aberdeen Angus beef burgers, griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard and crispy crinkle cut fries, beer and wine, and more.