Very wealthy restaurateur Danny Meyer's burger chain Shake Shack is continuing its expansion streak. According to a press release, the cult-loved restaurant is opening its first location in Arizona next year. Located in the city of Scottsdale, the outpost will open inside luxury mall Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Like all other Shake Shack locations, the restaurant will offer a menu of burgers, controversial crinkle cut fries, hot dogs, and frozen custard concretes. While the release notes that the concretes will feature ingredients from local purveyors, unlike other expansion announcements, the chain did not reveal a location-specific concrete flavor. As with other locations, the new restaurant will be made from recycled materials, feature LED lighting, and have countertops crafted from lanes from a bowling alley in Brooklyn. The Scottsdale location will also include an "expansive" outdoor patio.
While Meyer is opening a number of Shake Shacks around the country, he may also be working on a new restaurant concept centered around chicken. Last month it was revealed that a subsidiary of Shake Shack filed a trademark application for something called "chicken shack." There are few details, except that the filing mentioned chicken sandwiches.