The expansion-minded team behind Shake Shack is on the move again: The popular burger chain has announced plans to open its first Baltimore location in "early 2015." According to the press release below, the restaurant "will be prominently located in the city's picturesque Inner Harbor" across from the National Aquarium. Along with the standard Shake Shack fare the menu will also feature the new fresh-cut fries and the space will have outdoor seating. The Baltimore location will join Shake Shack's ever-growing line up of recent expansions in cities like Moscow, London, Austin, and Atlanta. Below, the press release:
SHAKE SHACK IS B'MORE-BOUND IN EARLY 2015
Beloved Burger, Hot Dog and Frozen Custard Stand Setting Sail for Charm City's Inner Harbor
Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) is proud to announce it will bring Shake Shack to Baltimore, Maryland. The restaurant is slated to open in early 2015 and will be prominently located in the city's picturesque Inner Harbor at 400 East Pratt Street across from the iconic National Aquarium.
Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day "roadside" burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, delicious flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard, craft beer and wine, and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, over the past decade Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world.
"Baltimore is a thriving city that's steeped in American history, food and culture. We feel fortunate to be joining this community, and we're excited to have found such a great Inner Harbor location," said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti. "The Baltimore Shack will also have outdoor seating to take in the views of the harbor while enjoying a ShackBurger, fresh-cut fries and hand-spun shake."
Like all Shacks, the Baltimore site will be constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, and feature energy-efficient kitchen equipment and lighting. Chairs and booths will be made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and tabletops will be made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes from Brooklyn's CounterEvolution.
Shake Shack is also excited to be debuting its new fresh fries at its two nearby Washington, DC, Shacks. Both locations will serve fresh cutsâ€"currently available only at select locationsâ€"starting this week on Tuesday, 4/15 (Dupont Circle Shack, 1216 18th Street NW) and Wednesday, 4/16 (F Street Shack, 800 F Street NW). Hand-cut daily at the Shack, the new fries are never frozen, twice cooked, skin-on, Russet potatoes, resulting in a crispier, tastier fry that is always fresh.