Shake Shack introduces mushroom Swiss burger

Shake Shack’s mushroom Swiss burger.
Updated 30 August 2017
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Shake Shack introduces mushroom Swiss burger

Shake Shack fans in the Middle East can now enjoy the mushroom Swiss burger for a limited time only.
The 100 percent all-natural Angus beef burger is topped with Swiss cheese, sautéed wild mushrooms, crispy shiitake mushrooms, and herbs.
“There is something really special about the combination of a juicy burger paired with sweet and nutty Swiss cheese and savory, sautéed mushrooms,” said Mark Rosati, Shake Shack’s culinary director. “The flavors complement each other to form a perfectly balanced and delicious burger. We can’t wait for you to try it!”
The burger starts from SR30 ($8).
Shake Shack is also offering three limited-edition concretes: blueberry, chocolate, and apple pie blended with frozen vanilla custard. The “Pie Oh My” concretes are available through the month of August.
Shake Shack claims to be a modern day “roadside” burger stand opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park. The company has opened multiple locations in 15 states and the District of Columbia, as well as international locations including in London, Tokyo, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow, Seoul and more.


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”