Head for the hills! Shake Shack is proud to announce that it will open in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens Thursday, May 26th at 11AM. Shake Shack, which started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park, is thrilled to head over the Queensboro Bridge and join a growing, vibrant community. Home is where the Shack is.
Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, chicken (no hormones added ever), flat-top dogs, frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, beer and wine and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal.
Following in the footsteps of its Queens Shack predecessors (Queens Center, John F. Kennedy Airport and Citi Field), the Forest Hills Shack will be serving up the Shake Shack classics. Additionally, the menu will feature three frozen custard concretes spun just for the new hood: Queens Bee (vanilla custard, marshmallow sauce, Liddabit Sweets honeycomb candy and strawberry purée), Hill of Beans (vanilla custard, Stumptown coffee beans, salted caramel sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough and chocolate sprinkles) and the Austin Street Treat (chocolate custard, peanut butter sauce, sugar cone cookie and banana).
In addition to Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale, guests can kick back with a selection of local craft beer from Blue Point, Captain Lawrence, Ithaca Beer Co. and a rotating cast of seasonal beers. The Forest Hills Shack will also be pouring the Shack-exclusive Shack Red® and Shack White® wine from Frog’s Leap Winery, plus half bottles of Minetto Prosecco, Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma and Adelsheim Pinot Gris.
As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®, Shake Shack will donate five percent of sales from the Austin Street Treat to Queens Community House, providing essential social services to youth, families and seniors in Queens.
“Queens Community House is thrilled to partner with Shake Shack on its new Austin Street location,” said Executive Director Ben Thomases. “For 40 years, we have been working to strengthen neighborhoods and bring special opportunities to children,youth, families and older adults within the borough. This partnership will allow us to help even more of our borough’s residents. You can have something delicious and help those in need in your community at the same time.” The team will also volunteer with the organization at local events. Talk about sweet!
In keeping with Shake Shack’s signature community-oriented design, tabletops are made in New York City by CounterEvolution from reclaimed bowling alley lanes. The Shack’s chairs are designed in Brooklyn by Uhuru and walls are clad in reclaimed local barnwood.