- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 13, 2021

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a plan for getting the Big Apple fully vaccinated: french fries and burgers.

The Democrat touted a partnership with Shake Shack that uses greasy treats to get people in line for COVID-19 shots.

“I want you to look at this and think about, again, some people love hamburgers, some don’t. I really want to respect all ways of life, but if this is appealing to you, just think of this when you think of vaccination,” Mr. de Blasio said during a Thursday press conference.

New Yorkers have until June 12 to show up at Shake Shacks in Harlem, West Village, Upper West Side, Queens Center Mall and other participating locations with a vaccine card or Excelsior Pass to obtain the food.

“As a business born and raised in New York City, we’re excited to team up with the NYC Mayor’s Office to help get more New Yorkers vaccinated — with the help of Shack of course!” the company said in a statement.

“Mmm, vaccination,” the mayor added while biting into a burger. “Mmm. I’m getting a very good feeling.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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