DC Gets an Exclusive Shake Shack Jalapeño Cheeseburger (Updated)

A Rachael Ray-inspired patty with local Gordy's pickles.

Shake Shack's pickled jalapeño cheeseburger will only be available at the Dupont Circle branch. Photograph courtesy of Shake Shack.

New York burger chain Shake Shack typically reserves special releases for the Big Apple (can we get a ChickenShack?), but the next one is all about DC: the Pickled Jalapeño Burger. Both the Penn Quarter and Dupont Circle locations* will serve the spicy cheeseburger starting Tuesday, October 13th. The patty is a tribute to Rachael Ray and the ten-year anniversary of her magazine.

The special cheeseburger is topped with crispy marinated shallots, Sriracha sauce, and locally-made Gordy’s Thai basil pickled jalapeños, and will be available that week for $6.19, through October 18. A recipe for the dish will also run in the November anniversary issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray; you can pick up jars of the pickled peppers in shops and certain farmers markets around Washington.

Maybe Shake Shack breakfast sandwiches are next for all of DC? Fingers crossed.

Update: According to a spokesperson for Shake Shack, the technical difficulties have been solved in Dupont and the burger will now be available at both the Dupont Circle and Penn Quarter locations.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.