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Signature cheeseburger; three shakes in glasses

New Takes on Burgers and Shakes

March 1, 2019

Looking for inspiration to keep your burger and shakes ahead of the game? Try one of these 10 innovative burger builds and pair it with one of these popular shakes.

Signature Burger Builds

Put together a patty, a bun, and a topping or two, and you've got a burger. But making all of those components more distinctive creates a craveable menu signature.

Caprese Burger

Beef Patty + Basil Pesto + Sliced Mozzarella + Sliced Roma Tomatoes + Foccaccia

Grecian Burger

Feta Stuffed Lamb Patty + Yogurt Tzatziki + Little Gem Lettuce + Pita

Mac & Cheese Burger

Beef Patty + White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese + Bacon + Pickle Chips + Lettuce + Sesame Seed Bun

Cheesy Turkey Burger

Ground Turkey Patty + Spicy Cheese Sauce + Balsamic Roasted Onions + Toasted Portuguese Roll

Tex-Mex Patty Melt

Beef Patty + Adobo Mayo + Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese + White Bread, Griddled

Country Pork Burger

Pork Patty + Mushroom Country Gravy + Cole Slaw + Texas Toast

Kimchi Veggie Burger

Impossible Burger Patty + Sesame Scallion Mayo + Kimchi + Hamburger Bun

Bistro Salmon Burger

Salmon Patty + Baby Spinach Leaves + Gruyere Sauce + Caramelized Onions + Whole Wheat Sourdough Roll

Teriyaki Burger

Teriyaki-Glazed Kobe Patty + Wasabi Mayo + Crispy Fried Onions + Fried Egg + Hamburger Bun

Chicken Parm Burger

Chicken Patty + Sliced Roasted Tomatoes + Alfredo Sauce + Sliced Provolone + Arugula + Hero Roll



Top 10 Shake Flavors

Burgers and shakes are a classic combo. These are the flavors customers crave.

Shake Flavor            

% of US restaurant menus

4-Year Trend


76.5% +6%


74.5% +7%


69.1% +11%


26.3% +6%


22.6% +26%
Peanut Butter 17.4% +20%


14.3% +22%
Mango 13.2% +18%
Cherry 11.2% +8%
Coffee 10.1% +20%


Source: Datassential SNAP! Most Popularly Menued Shakes and Malts (2018)

The information provided is based on a general industry overview, and is not specific to your business operation. Each business is unique and decisions related to your business should be made after consultation with appropriate experts.