Restaurateur Danny Meyer's Shake Shack empire just keeps on growing. The chain announced that it is opening a second location in London, England. According to a press release, the restaurant will be located in the Westfield Stratford City shopping mall. The interior will feature "recyclable and sustainable materials" including old rooftop water towers from Manhattan and reclaimed bowling alleys "handcrafted" in Brooklyn. Rumors are swirling about this being the first of several new locations the chain plans to open in the UK.
As for the menu, the majority of the ingredients will be sourced locally. There will be staples like the ShackBurger, the ‘Shroom Burger, and the Shack-cago Dog. The menu will also feature special London-only items: The flat-top dog section will feature a Cumberland Sausage and a ShackMiester Sauges which features a Cumberland pork sausage topped with cheese sauce and crispy shallots. Alongside the burgers and hot dogs, there will also be frozen custards, shakes, and concretes, plus crinkle-cut fries.
The first Shake Shack opened in London's Covent Garden in 2013 to incredibly long lines. The Westfield Stratford City location is slated to open in April 2015.