It’s one of the busiest, and most stressful, travel times of the year. And in a time when staffing issues have been an issue and delays are common, one fast-food chain is stepping up. If you are traveling this Wednesday-Friday and happen to get stuck at John F. Kennedy International airport in New York, Shake Shack has a treat for you. Free fries! If you visit a Shake Shack location in Terminal 4 near gates B23 and B37 and show proof of delayed or canceled flight you can get free crinkle-cut fries.
But what if you aren’t in New York this holiday season? Don’t worry you won’t be left out. If you’re at another airport and experience a delay or cancelation take a selfie in front of the board (that shows the delay). Then post the photo to Instagram and tag @ShakeShack. Shake Shack will reach out to those who participate by direct message with a code for free fries.
The offer is valid Wednesday, December 22 through Friday, December 24. Which fast-food chain has the best fries?
Gallery: Mouth-Watering French Fries
CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 30: French fries wait to be ordered at a fast-food restaurant September 30, 2002 in Chicago, Illinois. Scientists have made progress in understanding the chemical reaction that may cause fries, potato chips and other fried or starchy foods to build up high levels of acrylamide, a suspected carcinogen found in a host of everyday foods. The culprit is believed to be asparagines, a naturally occurring amino acid that can lead to the formation of the potential carcinogen when subjected to high temperatures. Swedish scientists in the spring announced that high levels of acrylamide can be found in many high-carbohydrate foods that are fried or baked at high temperature. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made assessing acrylamide?s risk and determining how to lower its levels in food a priority. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 17: The DB Burger Royale is shown at DB Bistro January 17, 2002 in New York City. Conceived by chef Daniel Boulud, the sirloin burger, filled with short ribs, foie gras and black perigord truffle, costs $50 US. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MARCH 12: A cup of "Freedom Fries" sits with an American flag in front of the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill March 12, 2003 in Washington, DC. With the French opposition of U.S. President Bush's policy on Iraq, the House Administration Committee ordered to change the names of French Fries and French Toast to "Freedom Fries" and "Freedom Toast" in all the cafeterias of the House of Representatives. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MARCH 12: A box of "Freedom Fries" is seen with an American flag at a cafeteria in the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill March 12, 2003 in Washington, DC. With the French opposition of U.S. President Bush's policy on Iraq, the House Administration Committee ordered to change the names of French Fries and French Toast to "Freedom Fries" and "Freedom Toast" in all the cafeterias of the House of Representatives. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
YAKIMA, WA - DECEMBER 28: A double cheeseburger, fries and soda lie on a table at Majors Hamburgers December 28, 2003 in Yakima, Washington. Two farms have been quarantined in Sunnyside and Mabton, Washington by the U.S.D.A after it was determined that a cow that came from the farms had been infected with mad cow disease, the first such case in the U.S. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 07: In this photo illustration a man eats a hamburger ind chips in a cafe on June 7,2006 in Glasgow, Scotland. New figures are suggesting that a large proportion of the population is clinically obese. (Photo Illustration by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
MIAMI - JUNE 08: Wendy's french fries and chicken nuggets are placed in an order June 8, 2006 in Miami, Florida. In a move that significantly reduces trans fatty acids on its menu, Wendy's is making the switch to non-hydrogenated cooking oil for its French fries and breaded chicken items. The oil has zero grams of trans fat per serving. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 21: A container of Burger King french fries sit on a tray at a Burger King restaurant August 21, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Burger King, the second largest hamburger chain in the U.S., surprised Wall Street today with better than excected quarterly earnings. The company reported a surge in net income with earnings of $51 million, or 37 cents per share compared to $36 million, or 26 cents per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: French fries from a fast food outlet is seen on January 7, 2013 in Bristol, England. A government-backed TV advert - made by Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit - to promote healthy eating in England, is to be shown for the first time later today. England has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe - costing the NHS 5 billion GDP each year - with currently over 60 percent of adults and a third of 10 and 11 year olds thought to be overweight or obese. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 28: In this photo illustration a cheeseburger and french fries are served up at a Shake Shack restaurant on January 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The burger chain, with currently has 63 locations, is expected to go public this week with an IPO priced between $17 to $19 a share. The company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SHAK. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A view of french fries at Oyster Bash presented by The Lobster Place sponsored by Negra Modelo hosted by Emeril Lagassepart of LOCAL presented by Delta Air Lines at The Standard Highline on October 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 25: McDonald's crew member Samantha Medina prepares french fries as the McDonald's restaurant stock price reached record territory on April 25, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The company continues to beat expectations and credits changes to its menu and other new initiatives it has launched. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: In this photo illustration, a McDonald's Big Mac, double hamburger and french fries are seen on a tray on April 30, 2018 in Miami, Florida. The fast-food restaurant reported today that earnings and sales beat expectations. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12: Packets of Heinz ketchup sit in the bottom of a Burger King bag with french fries on April 12, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Packets of ketchup are in short supply as takeout dining has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kraft Heinz Company, who manufactures nearly 70 percent of ketchup used in America, plans to increase their ketchup production by 25 percent to keep up with demand. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)