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Gastronomy & Food Service

Shake Shack Transitions to Zero Acre Farm’s Cultured Sugarcane Frying Oil

US burger chain Shake Shack announces its new partnership with Zero Acre Farms, a food company focusing on creating environmentally conscious cooking oil made from cultured sugarcane. The collaboration was announced this morning, coinciding with the kick-off of Climate Week NYC. Two Shake Shack locations in New York City, at Hudson Yards and Battery Park City, will exclusively use Zero Acre oil for frying, replacing traditional soybean oil. Last year, Zero Acre Farms received a series of investments from notable figures like Robert Downey Jr. and Richard Branson, along with further sum from fast-casual chain, Chipotle earlier this year. Cultured sugarcane oil The world currently devotes 20–30% of all agricultural land to vegetable oil crops. But Zero Acre’s mission is to end the food industry’s …


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Fast Food

Shake Shack Launches “Veg Out” Picnics Featuring Plant-Based Burgers and Shakes

US burger chain Shake Shack announces it is celebrating National Picnic Month with the release of limited-time Veg Out picnic kits. Available at ten Shake Shack locations across the US, the kits feature a selection of the chain’s new plant-based menu items, including two Veggie Shacks and non-dairy frozen custard made Not Milk. According to Shake Shack, the new kits are made to honor the brand’s first location in New York’s Madison Square Park. Each kit offers a variety of picnic-friendly food and activities, including:  Two Veggie Shack burgers (Requires modifications to be vegan) One pint of Non-Dairy Chocolate Frozen Custard made with NotMilk​ Two orders of crinkle-cut fries Two lemonades A Dock & Bay picnic blanket Premium picnic basket The loaded kit also features …