Sun’s out, buns out!
THIS JUST IN: Shake Shack is set to open in ifc mall this spring! We’ve haven’t heard an official date yet, but the burger shop is getting set to take over what used to be Red’s on the fourth floor rooftop. As soon as we hear more, we promise that you’ll be the first to know!
So, you no longer have to make a beeline for Madison Square Park! Get your bellies ready, Hong Kong, those buttered buns with the gosh-darn-perfect beef patties that reign supreme far and wide are making their way to Hong Kong this year.
In an official statement on their website, the company announced their partner, Maxim’s Caterers Limited, to bring the modern day roadside burgers, shakes and more to the 852. Maxim’s Caterers Limited are the same people who operate The Cheesecake Factory in Hong Kong.
“We see tremendous opportunity for Shake Shack in Hong Kong and Macau,” said Randy Garutti, CEO of Shake Shack. “We’re thrilled to bring the joy of Shake Shack to our fans in these dynamic communities as we continue to expand our footprint in Asia.”
The menu will feature most of Shake Shack’s signature items including the ShackBurger®, Shack-cago Dog®, classic crinkle-cut fries, beer, wine and frozen custard ice cream. Shake Shack intends to work with local purveyors and producers to create a one-of-a-kind Shack for the local Hong Kong and Macau communities.
If you’ve never had one of these bad boys, get ready to get in line. Deceptively simple, that delicious burger is actually a fairly complex amalgam of beef, griddled, buttered buns and toppings, all done perfectly, with a side of crinkle-cut fries, and milkshake you’d want to be buried with.
The best part? After the first opening, there’s promises of a whopping 14 locations throughout the island!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on 13 July, 2017 and was updated on 8 February, 2018.