Chef Junghyun Park of Atoboy noticed that shrimp burgers were incredibly popular in Korea, so he opted to create a dish just like that for Shake Shack and Atoboy’s fans in New York City. With Atoburger, Chef Park is incorporating seafood into the Shake Shack menu for only the second time in the restaurant’s history, per an official press release.
“I am thrilled to be partnering with Shake Shack to present our Atoburger, inspired by the contemporary trend of shrimp burgers in Korea, with added elements such as the crispy hash brown and Atoboy’s hot sauce,” said Chef Park. “We’re grateful for the philanthropic core of the Now Serving series to highlight the amazing work of Heart of Dinner, providing food security to seniors in the local Asian American community.”
The partnership with owner and executive chef of Atoboy and Atomix’s Junghyun ‘JP’ Park is part of Shake Shack’s “Now Serving” series, in which the brand partners with local chefs across the country.
Park’s Atoboy features a banchan-inspired tasting menu and received a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2017. Atomix, Park’s newest venture, received a James Beard nomination for “Best New Restaurant” and a 3-star review from The New York Times. Atomix also was awarded two Michelin stars.