Shake Shack Westfield Stratford City is set to open on Wednesday May 20th 2015 at 10:30am.
The menu will feature Shake Shack favourites including the ShackBurger®, SmokeShack™, ‘Shroom Burger and Shack-cago Dog as well as three location-specific frozen custard concretes, blended with mix-ins from local partners (St. JOHN Bakery; Flour Power City Bakery; and paul.a.young). See you at the Shack! Shakeshack.co.uk
Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was quite the success, with Shack Fans lined up daily for three summers.
In 2004, the bid was won to open a permanent kiosk in the Park: Shake Shack was born. This modern day “roadside” burger stand serves up the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more. An instant neighborhood fixture, Shake Shack welcomed people from all over the city, country and world who gathered together to enjoy fresh, simple, high-quality versions of the classics in a majestic setting. The rest, as they say, is burger history.
Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO says:
Ever since we opened in Covent Garden, we've been humbled by the passionate response from Londoners. With fans packing our Shack daily, we thought it was about time we built another Shake Shack. Westfield Stratford City feels like the right place and the right time. We can’t get enough of London’s booming food culture and we’re looking forward to deepening our roots with our fans, local farmers, artisanal producers and community.
Westfield Stratford City —one of the UK’s premier retail locations—appeals to locals and visitors alike. Shake Shack will be located on “The Street” and encompass forward thinking architecture that fans around the world have grown to love. The unique interior design will feature recyclable and sustainable materials including reclaimed bowling alleys handcrafted in Brooklyn and retired rooftop water towers from Manhattan.
The menu will feature Shake Shack favourites including the ShackBurger®, SmokeShack™, ‘Shroom Burger and Shack-cago Dog. The majority of the ingredients and menu items are UK-sourced. The burgers are made with freshly ground 100% Scottish Aberdeen Angus beef (highly prized for its delicate texture and great taste – no hormones or antibiotics). Shake Shack’s much-lauded burger the ShackBurger is made with cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato, ShackSauce, and finished with a buttered, toasted, soft potato roll. Shake Shack’s unique take on a bacon burger, SmokeShack features British free-range Wiltshire cure smoked bacon, chopped cherry peppers and ShackSauce. The flat-top dog section of the menu features a London-only Cumberland Sausage handmade by Sillfield Farm using rare breed pork from Cumbria as well as the ShackMeister Sausage (Cumberland pork sausage topped with cheese sauce and crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots). Shake Shack’s frozen custard—dense, rich and creamy ice cream—will be featured in shakes and concretes. Ready for the best part? Frozen custard is spun fresh daily at the Shack!
Shake Shack’s commitment to the community will play a pivotal role in the launch of the Westfield Stratford City Shack. With plans to work alongside The London Lions basketball team, partner with local vendors for sourcing and support the local youth. Moreover, this opening is expected to create over 100 new jobs. Nigel Sherwood, Business Director of Shake Shack UK says, “This is an area of London where we can really help to make a difference and continue Shake Shack’s mission to Stand for Something Good®.”