Shake Shack, a global burger and hot dog restaurant concept that started out as a food cart in New York’s Madison Square Park, is coming to Alabama.
The first Alabama Shake Shack will open in late summer at the Birmingham Summit, according to a press release from the company.
The Birmingham site address will be 200 Summit Blvd., Suite 100, near the Cheesecake Factory.
“We are proud to bring our first Alabama Shack to Birmingham, a city with such a distinct culture and charm,” said Randy Garutti, CEO of Shake Shack, in today’s press release. “We look forward to joining Birmingham’s thriving food scene and providing the community with a great place to grab a burger and get together with family and friends.”
The Shake Shack menu features 100% natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and Viennese beef dogs flat, as well as fresh frozen custard, crisp cut fries, craft beer and wine.
The origins of Shake Shack can be traced back to the early 2000s, when New York restaurateur and James Beard Award winner Danny Meyer opened a hot dog cart to raise awareness of restoration efforts in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park.
In 2004, the Meyer restaurant group opened the first independent Shake Shack in the park, and it was not uncommon for customers to queue for an hour or more to get a Shake Shack burger and fries.
Shake Shack opened its first location outside of New York City in Miami six years later, and it has since grown to include more than 160 locations across the country and around the world, including some in major league stadiums and international airports.
Learn more about Shake Shack here.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.