Shake Shack burger joint expanding to Oakland (and Utah and Beijing)

Shake Shack is on a roll with U.S. and global expansion plans.

On Wednesday, representatives for the cult burger favorite confirmed that the East Bay’s first Shake Shack will be located at Uptown Station in Oakland.

No opening date has been set yet.

Uptown Station is the name of the complex that took over the former Sears department store at 19th and Broadway. The owners, CIM Group, are renovating the property and turning it into a mixed-use office and retail complex.

In other expansion news, Shake Shack announced that it has opened its first restaurant in the state of Utah and is expanding to mainland China. The company tweeted that restaurant officials were “blown away” by the customer response they received in Hong Kong. “We’re bound for Beijing in late 2020!”

Shake Shack’s founder, New York restaurateur Danny Meyer — he’s known for high-end places like Gramercy Tavern — started this enterprise as a hot-dog cart in Madison Square Park. But the eatery quickly became known for its all-natural Angus beef burgers.

However, there’s still an all-natural Vienna beef “flat-top dog” on the menu — along with cage-free chicken sandwiches, crinkle-cut French fries, a popular array of frozen custards made fresh daily from non-GMO ingredients, plus wine and beer.

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The restaurant expanded to the Bay Area in late 2018, opening first at Palo Alto’s Stanford Shopping Center and then Larkspur in Marin County. A San Francisco eatery is in the works.

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle

      

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