Game on! St. Louis is in the cards. Danny Meyer and Shake Shack are proud to announce that in 2017 they will open the first-ever St. Louis Shack, located in the heart of the Central West End on the southeast corner of Euclid Avenue and West Pine Boulevard at 32 North Euclid Avenue.
Shake Shack’s arrival in the Gateway to the West marks a special moment for the burger stand and its founder Danny Meyer, a St. Louis native. Meyer drew inspiration from his birthplace, when he created Shake Shack and its original menu, which includes freshly-spun frozen custard, concretes and griddled flat-top dogs. Situated in a vibrant cultural district and just steps away from the historic Forest Park, the St. Louis location will harken back to Shake Shack’s heritage as a neighborhood park kiosk in New York City’s Madison Square Park.
“I learned the meaning of hospitality while growing up in St. Louis, a lesson that has shaped my life and career,” said Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer. “When I jotted down the first Shake Shack menu, it was my favorite childhood food memories that most inspired me, and I’m thrilled that Shake Shack has at last found a home in my hometown.”
Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers (no hormones added ever), griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world.
Originally founded by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (“USHG”), which owns and operates some of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants such as Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern and more—Shake Shack’s fine-dining heritage and commitment to sourcing premium, sustainable ingredients have helped to pioneer the creation of a new “fine casual” category in restaurants.
As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good, the menu will feature all the Shack classics, as well as select frozen custard concretes featuring local purveyors. Like all locations, the St. Louis Shack will be constructed with recycled and sustainable materials and feature energy-efficient kitchen equipment and LED lighting. Booths will be made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and tabletops will be made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes from New York-based CounterEvolution.