Byrgyrs am byth! The first ever Cardiff Shake Shack® will open its doors Tuesday, 22nd of December at 11AM. This Shack is prominently positioned on the first floor of St. David’s Shopping Centre, the Welsh capital’s premier shopping and leisure destination.
“Home to a rapidly growing culinary scene, Cardiff is a perfect fit for our first UK Shack outside of London,” said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti. “For us, it was an obvious choice, checking all the boxes of what we look for in a new home. St. David’s Shopping Centre is a dynamic community hub and we’re excited to connect with our local Welsh guests and visitors alike.”
The menu will feature all the Shake Shack favourites including the signature ShackBurger®, SmokeShack® and Shack-cago Dog®. In line with Shake Shack’s commitment to achieve the highest quality standards, burgers are made with freshly ground 100% Aberdeen Angus beef (highly prized for its delicate texture and great taste). Shake Shack’s much-lauded ShackBurger is made with cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato, ShackSauceTM, 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 Cumberland-Style Sausage handmade by Jimmy’s Farm using East Anglia Free Range pork.
What’s more, the menu will feature a complete craft beer and wine list. Guests will be able to kick back with a selection of hand-picked local brews including Silures APA and Brigid Fire IPA from Celt Experience Brewing as well as FUBAR, PA and Cwtch, WRA from Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. in addition to Shack exclusives ShackMeister® Ale (available on tap and brewed exclusively for Shake Shack by Thornbridge Brewery), Shack Red® and Shack White® (bottled exclusively for Shake Shack by Lafage in Languedoc-Roussillon, France).
Shake Shack’s frozen custard—dense, rich and creamy ice cream spun fresh daily—will be featured in shakes and concretes (frozen custard blended at high speed with mix-ins). The Cardiff Shack will include three location specific concretes with mix-ins derived from local partners: Welsh Cake Jam (vanilla custard, welsh cake from Fabulous Welsh Cakes and strawberry jam), Union Shack (chocolate custard, St. JOHN Bakery chocolate hazelnut brownie, fudge sauce, paul.a.young chocolate chunks and Maldon salt), and Cardiff Crunch-Stellation (vanilla custard, malt powder, paul.a.young chocolate chunks and chocolate toffee). Sweet!
In keeping with Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®, the Cardiff Shack has partnered with local charity The Wallich (whose mission is to tackle homelessness across Wales through prevention, outreach, day-to-day support and more) to donate 5% of sales from Welsh Cake Jam.
“We’re delighted to have been chosen by Shake Shack as their local charity partner for the first Welsh Shack!” said a representative from The Wallich. “We’re really looking forward to working together; the team at Shake Shack clearly shares our passion for supporting the community and we are extremely grateful for their support.”