Over the weekend, the new Shake Shack in Coral Gables, Florida opened its doors up to cater to the area's residents and University of Miami students. It's the chain's — guess you can call it a "chain" now — sixteenth and largest location, as well as its second outpost in the Miami area (the other is on Lincoln Road, in South Beach).
As Eater Miami reports, the menu is made up of the classics, as well as some items tailor-made for the area, like "The 'U' Malt", "Coral Crisp" and "Cookie Cubana" concretes. The restaurant will be open from 11 am to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11 am to 1 am Friday and Saturday.
Here's the full press release:
SHAKE SHACK CORAL GABLES SET TO OPEN JULY 15
Beloved Burger, Hot Dog and Frozen Custard Stand Opens Second Miami Location
NEW YORK, NY – July 11, 2012 – Shake Shack® is proud to announce its newest
location will open in the beautiful and historic city of Coral Gables, FL, on Sunday, July
15th, at 11:00AM.
Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) is excited to bring its second
Shake Shack to the Sunshine State. Conveniently located at 1450 South Dixie Highway
on US1, the new Coral Gables Shake Shack is just a burger’s throw from the University
Born in New York City in 2004, Shake Shack opened its first Miami location in June
2010 at 1111 Lincoln Road in South Beach and quickly became a favorite among both
locals and tourists, receiving a three-star review in the Miami Herald. A vibrant
community gathering spot, Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand
known for its delicious burgers, flat-top dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more.
The new Coral Gables location is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials,
wherever possible. It features tabletops sourced from reclaimed bowling alley lanes
handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY, and wooden counter seating made from reclaimed river
cypress. In addition, energy-efficient kitchen equipment and LED lighting are employed throughout the space.
“We were drawn to the charm of Coral Gables and its deep sense of community,” said
Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO. “We are also thrilled to be located so close to the
University of Miami. We hope this Shack will be a fun and lively experience that will be
enjoyed by Gables locals and students alike.”
The Coral Gables menu includes all the Shake Shack classics, as well as a scrumptious
new burger that rolled out at other locations over the past month. The SmokeShack™
is a cheeseburger topped with Niman Ranch all-natural applewood smoked bacon,
chopped cherry pepper and ShackSauce.
As is the case with all Shake Shacks, the frozen custard “concrete” selections were
created specifically for the Coral Gables Shack, with names that are a playful nod to the
surrounding community. ‘Canes fans can rally their next ice cream craving around The
“U” Malt (chocolate custard, fudge sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough and malt).
Other Gables-specific concretes include the Coral Crisp (vanilla custard, peanut butter
sauce, marshmallow sauce, Valrhona chocolate pearls and crispy crunchies), and the
Cookie Cubana (vanilla custard, Cuban-style sugar cookie, salted caramel sauce and
banana). In addition, the menu includes a local favorite that debuted at the South
Beach Shack, the Key Lime Pie Oh My (vanilla custard blended with a slice of key lime
pie from The Sugar Monkey).
As part of its community outreach efforts and mission to “Stand for Something Good,” the Coral Gables Shack is partnering with the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation
– a long-standing relationship that first began with the South Beach Shake Shack.
Located in close proximity to the Coral Gables Shack, 5% of sales from the Coral Crisp
concrete will benefit the hospital. Plus, Shake Shack staff will visit the hospital on a
monthly basis for fun-filled frozen custard socials with patients.