Shake Shack
Shake Shack
  1. Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan in 2001.
  2. The hot dog cart was part of an art installation that aimed to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation.
  3. The cart was quite popular, and lines often snaked out of the park for its offerings.
  4. In 2004, Shake Shack officially became a stand, still located in Madison Square Park.
  5. Shake Shack is known for its all-natural Angus beef burgers, flat-top Vienna beef dogs, spun-fresh frozen custard, and crinkle cut fries.
  6. The company is committed to sourcing premium, sustainable ingredients. They use non-GMO potato buns and 100% antibiotic-free Angus beef.
  7. The brand’s name comes from its shakes, which were one of its original standout items.
  8. The first Shake Shack international location opened in 2011 in Kuwait City.
  9. The company’s first public stock offering was in 2015. Its share price more than doubled on the first day of trading.
  10. Shake Shack’s “Shack-cago Dog” is a tribute to the classic Chicago-style hot dog.
  11. The secret menu of Shake Shack includes items such as the Peanut Butter & Bacon ShackBurger, Quad Burger, and Grilled Cheese.
  12. Every Shake Shack location has a unique menu item that’s specific to that location. These items often reflect the local culinary scene.
  13. The interior of each Shake Shack is built with environmentally friendly materials. For instance, tabletops are made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes.
  14. Shake Shack often collaborates with local food purveyors for its special menu items.
  15. Shake Shack’s “Shack Cam” is a live camera feed from its original location in Madison Square Park.
  16. The fastest-growing item on Shake Shack’s menu is their chicken sandwich, the Chick’n Shack.
  17. Danny Meyer, the founder of Shake Shack, is a renowned restaurateur who also operates a number of high-end restaurants in New York City.
  18. As of September 2021, there are more than 275 Shake Shacks around the world.
  19. Shake Shack has a mobile app for placing orders, which was launched in 2017.
  20. Shake Shack’s mascot is named Shack, who is a sunglasses-wearing, burger-loving, shake-drinking, hot dog-eating, fun-loving musical genius.

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