While Shake Shack may be introducing new spicy menu items, it’s bringing back one of its fan favorites as well. The Hot Chicken sandwich is returning to the menu along with the chain’s new lineup. John Karangis explained the reason why, “We’ve been listening to our fans who crave spice and bold flavors, which is why we’re bringing back Hot Chicken for the fourth time.”
The Hot Chicken sandwich first joined the menu in 2017 for a limited time. It would make return appearances in both 2018 and 2020. Shake Shack has experimented with other spicy chicken sandwiches in the time since. In 2022, the chain introduced a chicken sandwich inspired by the popular YouTube channel “Hot Ones.” The “Hot Ones” chicken sandwich featured a spicy sauce as well as bacon and Monterey Jack cheese. However, it’s been several years since fans enjoyed the popular hot chicken sandwich in its original form, which includes a hot pepper blend, pickles, and a cherry pepper slaw starting at $8.39.
It’s apparent that spice is never far from Shake Shack’s mind. While the fries are currently available nationwide, fans will have to wait until September 8 to get the burger or the chicken sandwich at Shake Shack. Impatient to try the scorching new sandwiches? Shake Shack is offering exclusive early access today, Tuesday, September 5 on the Shake Shack app.