Some call Costco's new burger a ‘Shake Shack copycat'

By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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Some Costco locations in Seattle are serving up a new burger – and it’s causing chatter beyond the food court.  

Observations of the new burger have circulated for weeks, and it’s making headlines because food critics are comparing it to a Shake Shack burger.

Shake Shack – a popular chain that hasn’t made it to the northwest – builds its burger with all-natural Angus beef, a “Chicago-style” potato bun, and Shack's sauce (this includes mayo, dijon mustard, and dill pickle brine). The image with this story is a Shake Shack burger.

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 “The final product looks nearly identical to Shack's beloved burger, though the ingredients are slightly different,” wrote Delish.com's Rheanna O’Neil Bellomo, who simply called it a “Shake Shack copycat.”

Ingredients in the 1/3 Lbs Costco burger are reported to be an organic beef patty, topped with romaine lettuce, and smoke Thousand Island dressing.

When the Seattle Times checked in with Costco Corporate about Seattle as a test market, it wouldn’t confirm the cheeseburger. But a reporter found one for sale at the Costco location in SODO, costing a modest $4.99 and not-so-modest 1,140 calories.


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