The food God’s have listened. New York-based Shake Shack will be opening its first Seattle location in the South Lake Union neighborhood mid-2018. The location is prime with its dense Amazon population as it will sit in a high foot traffic area.
Randy Garutti, the Shake Shack CEO, followed up with this statement.
“It’s a dream come true to bring Shake Shack to Seattle! This city has held a special place in my heart since the early days of my career living here and working as the General Manager of Canlis. I love coming back here and seeing the continued growth of the city and its dynamic food scene. We look forward to building a community gathering place for this great city.”
Seattle Met had broke out the news this morning and talks more detail about the CEO’s relationship with the Canlis family and how Seattle has been on the expansion wishlist for some time now.
Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was quite the success, with Shack fans lined up daily for three summers.
In 2004, a permanent kiosk opened in the park: Shake Shack was born. This modern day “roadside” burger stand serves up the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more. An instant neighborhood fixture, Shake Shack welcomed people from all over the city, country and world who gathered together to enjoy fresh, simple, high-quality versions of the classics in a majestic setting. The rest, as they say, is burger history.
With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community-gathering place with widespread appeal.
There may be a possibly of Shake Shack opening on the Eastside soon, but no promises yet.
We’re stoked to set up Shack in Seattle! The South Lake Union Shack is comin’ in 2018. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/BAiySoIcdy
— SHAKE SHACK (@shakeshack) August 9, 2017