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While you were holiday shopping, here’s some of what was happening in the burger business:

Shake Shack doesn’t do pizza … yet. But it comes close this week in a collaboration between its Coral Gables and Miami locations and Harry’s Pizzeria in Miami, an LTO partnership that coincides with Miami Art Week.

shake-shack-x-harrys-540x540-540x540shake-shack-x-harrys-pizzaThe $6.89 Harry’s Shorty Burger—served at both Shacks today though Dec. 4, 2016—has all the toppings of Harry’s famous Short Rib Pizza: slow-roasted beef short rib, caramelized onions, arugula and Gruyère cheese on a 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef patty.

For its part of the deal, Harry’s Pizzeria is featuring a $17 Shack-ago Pizza. It has the elements of Shake Shack’s Shack-cago Dog: a fire-roasted Vienna beef hot dog, mustard Mornay cheese sauce, sport peppers, pickles, tomatoes, onions and fontina cheese.

“We’ve never collaborated with a restaurant in this way, and we’re so psyched to be doing it with Harry’s Pizzeria,” said Mark Rosati, Shake Shack Culinary Director. “Chef Michael [Schwartz, Chef and Owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group and Harry’s Pizzeria] and I both share an appreciation for the artistic and whimsical elements of food, so it’s only appropriate to debut this menu swap during the biggest week for art – and the busiest of the year – in Miami.”

Meanwhile, Shake Shack’s three Moscow locations are offering a special Hot Pepper Shaq burger, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting a food-assistance charity.

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Starbucks holiday isn’t a burger; it doesn’t even have turkey. But it has the right idea. The coffee shop chain’s new All the Trimmings Breakfast Sandwich has maple ham is piled atop an apple-sausage patty with apple-sage stuffing and maple glaze, all on a buttery bun.

Tennessee-based Back Yard Burgers honors a neighbor with its new Kentucky Bourbon Burger. That’s a flame-gilled burger topped with bleu cheese crumbles, smoky pepper bacon, onion straws and sweet-tangy Kentucky Bourbon Glaze.

Farther south, Kennesaw, Ga.-based Cheeseburger Bobby’s has introduced Bobby’s Carolina Burger, with smokey bacon, Cheddar cheese, tangy coleslaw and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.

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Hungry Jack’s (Burger King’s Australia operation) is thinking barbecue, too. Its new entrée/side is Overloaded Smokey BBQ Beef Chips (BBQ pulled beef with BBQ sauce over fries).

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