Eats Beat

Want a free Shake Shack burger? Now’s your chance in Southlake

Shake Shack just opened here, and it’s already giving away free burgers.

Jan. 2 is the last day for a buy-one-get-one-free special at all Shacks, including the new Southlake Town Square location.

The catch: It requires using the Shake Shack app.

Shake Shack wants customers in Southlake to download its app and start using it to order or get a place in line.

I haven’t tested this, but the way Shake Shack explains it, you use the app to order two burgers and then use the promo code “THANKYOU18.”

The order must be more than $10, so you have to add a shake or concrete and crinkle fries or another Shack side.

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Shake Shack is the New York-based restaurant that launched the “better burger” segment in America,. serving burgers made from chemical- or additive-free beef. Besides the Shack, think of BurgerFi and other new-wave burger grills.

The Southlake location shares the Town Square with another better-burger winner, Hopdoddy.

Shake Shack is at 125 Central Ave.; 817-809-8545,

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.