Shake Shack brings first Washington Shack to Seattle

Shake Shack® is thrilled to announce it will open its first-ever Washington Shack in the dynamic downtown South Lake Union neighborhood. Located at 2115 Westlake Avenue, the Shack will be situated in a striking freestanding building, just minutes away from Amazon Headquarters.

Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and griddled flat-top dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world.

In addition to the Shack classics, the South Lake Union Shack will be teaming up with local purveyors Sea Wolf, Theo’s and A la Mode on a unique selection of frozen custard concretes:

  • Coffee & Croissant: Vanilla custard, Sea Wolf croissant brittle, Theo’s dark chocolate chunks and coffee caramel sauce
  • Shack Attack: Chocolate custard, fudge sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough, Theo’s dark chocolate chunks, topped with chocolate sprinkles
  • Pie Oh My: Vanilla custard with slice of A la Mode seasonal pie

The menu will also feature the Montlake Double Cut, a Seattle-exclusive burger made from a selection of local ingredients. The Montlake Double Cut features a Washington State all-natural beef double cheeseburger with Beecher’s ‘Just Jack’ cheese, caramelized onions and grainy mustard mayo on a Macrina Bakery bun. The specialty burger will be available daily in limited quantities.

The Montlake Double Cut was developed in partnership with Crowd Cow, a Seattle-based online meat retailer who connects customers with high-quality meat from small Washington farms. Crowd Cow is a mission-driven startup that believes all food purchases deserve to be associated with high-quality practices, total transparency, and close connection to the independent family farms producing the food. The Montlake Double Cut’s meat is sourced from two local Washington farms, Gebbers Cattle Farm in Brewster, Washington and Hutterian Farm in Reardan, Washington. It’s grass-fed, pasture-raised and craft-grain finished and, as with all Shake Shack meat, hormone and antibiotic free.

Guests can wash their burgers down with local brews from Fremont Brewing, Black Raven Brewing Co., Aslan Brewing Co and Reuben’s Brews plus Shake Shack’s exclusive Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale. Wine lovers can enjoy a glass of Shack RedTM and Shack WhiteTM wine from the Gotham Project.

As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®, The South Lake Union Shack will donate all proceeds from soft opening, as well as 5% of sales from the Pie Oh My concrete throughout the life of the Shack to Youth Care, an organization that works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.

The 3,015-square foot Shack will feature an outdoor patio, ample seating for guests and an installation by local artist, Jesse Brown. In keeping with Shake Shack’s commitment to green architecture and eco-friendly construction, the Seattle Shack’s tabletops will be made by CounterEvolution using reclaimed bowling alley lanes; chairs will be designed by Uhuru using sustainable materials; and booths will be crafted by Staach using lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

About Shake Shack

Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal. Shake Shack’s mission is to Stand for Something Good®, from its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its inspiring designs and deep community investment. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 180 locations in 26 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, including more than 70 international locations across London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Tokyo, Moscow, Seoul and more.


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Author @charleskoh_

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