Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    Shake Shack Testing New Frying Oil for Crinkle Cut Fries

    Shake Shack, the popular burger chain, has announced that it is testing a new frying oil for its famous crinkle cut fries. The new oil, provided by Zero Acre, is made from sugarcane plants and is said to make the fries “feel lighter and less greasy.” Traditionally, Shake Shack has used soybean oil in its deep fryers, but the company is making the switch to sugarcane oil for its environmental sustainability and health benefits.

    In a press release, Shake Shack explained that the sugarcane oil from Zero Acre is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, which is more stable for frying compared to the polyunsaturated fats found in most vegetable oils. The menu items that will be prepared in the new oil include the crinkle cut fries, ‘Shroom Burger, Chicken Shack, and Shack Stack.

    The trial of the new oil will initially take place at two Shake Shack locations in New York City: Hudson Yards and Battery Park City. If successful, the company may expand the use of sugarcane oil to more locations. Shake Shack’s senior vice president of supply chain, Jeffrey Amoscato, stated that the company is continuously exploring ways to reduce its environmental footprint and remain committed to becoming a more sustainable business.

    This is not the first time Shake Shack has made changes to its fries. In 2013, the company switched from frozen crinkle cut fries to hand-cut fries made in-house. However, after receiving negative feedback from customers, Shake Shack quickly reverted back to the original crinkle cut fries.

    Moving forward, Shake Shack’s partnership with Zero Acre and the introduction of sugarcane oil for frying will be an exciting development for fans of their crinkle cut fries, as well as for those who seek more sustainable and healthier food options.

    Sources: Shake Shack