H-town, baby! Shake Shack® is proud to announce that it will open its first-ever location in Houston, TX at The Galleria on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 11AM.
The Galleria, spanning 2.4 million square feet of upscale retail space in the heart of uptown Houston, is a magnetic destination for Houstonians. Shake Shack is proud to be a part of the Galleria’s most recent expansion and is located at 5015 Westheimer Road in the center of Galleria I, with a Westheimer facing entrance across from the new “jewel box” structure that houses The Webster. The Houston Shack team is thrilled to call this aptly Texas-sized mall home.
Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no added hormones and no antibiotics ever), 100% all-natural cage-free chicken (no antibiotics ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer, wine and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world.
Shake Shack is ready to meet the greater Houston community after hitting the ground running with a one-day pop-up on October 16th at The Pass & Provisions with chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner & Terrence Gallivan. The award-winning restaurant’s back lot hosted over 1,200 guests for the first taste of ShackBurgers® in Houston.
“The Galleria is a natural gathering place in Houston,” said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti. “We’re pumped to be a part of what they’ve built, and create a new spot for friends and family to kick back with burgers and beer in a great setting. We were humbled by the turnout and love on social media from our pop-up with The Pass & Provisions in October. We can’t wait to bring that energy to the Shack every day in this great city.”
In addition to the Shack classics, the menu will feature the Texas-exclusive Lockhart Link Burger, a cheeseburger topped with griddled Kreuz Market jalapeño cheese sausage link, pickles and ShackSauceTM. The Shack will be spinning up a selection of local frozen custard concretes that reflect Houston’s unique culinary fabric, including the Cup|cake Crunch (vanilla frozen custard, fudge sauce, Fluff Bake Bar devil’s food cake with pretzel crunch and caramel buttercream), Vietnamese Coffee and Donuts (vanilla frozen custard, Morningstar COP donut and Greenway Coffee café sua da marshmallow sauce), and Post Oak Pie Oh My (vanilla frozen custard with slice of Fluff Bake Bar seasonal pie).
As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®, Shake Shack will donate five percent of sales from the Vietnamese Coffee and Donuts concrete to support Houston SPCA, Houston’s first and largest animal protection organization. Shack team members will also volunteer at events run by the organization.
In homage to Shake Shack’s roots in a lush park setting, a living moss wall adorns the entrance to the Shack, built by Austin-based Articulture Designs. In keeping with Shake Shack’s commitment to thoughtful and responsible design, the Houston Galleria Shack’s tabletops are made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes by CounterEvolution; chairs are designed by Uhuru using sustainable materials; and booths are crafted by Staach using lumber certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. Custom light fittings were designed by Austin-based Warbach. Bringing our local community into every aspect of the design aesthetic, a Battle of Gonzales-inspired Shack flag hangs on the walls inscribed with “Come and Take It.”
Shake Shack is thrilled to share that a second Houston location is slated to open in late 2017 in Rice Village.