Bad news, Chicago Muslims. While the beef used at Shake Shack River North in Chicago was confirmed by management to be all Creekstone Farms beef, Shake Shack corporate has contacted Muslim Eater stating that this is not guaranteed to be the case going forward.
“Creekstone Farm is one of our main beef suppliers, but we work with several suppliers for our all-natural Angus beef. All of the other suppliers meet or exceed the standards that Creekstone sets for humane treatment of animals, etc., so you should feel comfortable eating our burgers and hot dogs. However, we can’t guarantee that our meat in the US is halal, and we can’t guarantee that Creekstone is or will always be our supplier in Chicago.”
As such, Muslim Eater no longer recommends eating at any Shake Shack that confirms their beef is all Creekstone Farms, even though all of their beef is processed Halal, and apologizes for any confusion or frustration this may cause.
But there’s a bit more to this whole story than what was sent from Shake Shack. There’s a history of their handling Halal inquires in their restaurants across the US and a clear indication of how going Halal is in their best interests.
So while Muslim Eater does not recommend eating at Shake Shack if you only eat Halal, here’s a bit more on the issue. Continue reading