Oh, glorious day.
Just in case you needed an excuse to eat nothing but hamburgers for a week (another excuse), clear your calendar: Because next week, Shake Shack opens its new, 100th location right in Boston's Seaport – one that has teamed up with James Beard award-winners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette on the Coppa Burger, inspired by and named for the duo's South End enoteca. (Oringer and Bissonnette are locally partnered in Coppa, Little Donkey and Toro, plus Toro's NYC, Beijing and Dubai spin-offs.)
The Italian-inflected burger will top its Angus beef patty with provolone cheese, griddled mortadella, cherry peppers, caramelized onions, mayo and shredded lettuce. It was developed with Shake Shack culinary director Mark Rosati and is the first guest chef-driven offering in Massachusetts; it will be available at all five Bay State locations. (Elsewhere, Shake Shack has already partnered with toques like The Spotted Pig's April Bloomfield and Momofuku's David Chang.) The limited time–only Coppa Burger will debut on the same date as the Seaport location's opening, Tuesday, August 16, and will remain on the menu through Sunday, August 21.
We're waiting to hear back if Oringer and Bissonnette have plans to permanently move the patty to Coppa once the promotion winds down, but here's hoping.
Welcome, Coppa burger. Stay a while.