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Real Estate

Want to bring Shake Shack to your town? A Shack thrives with the right stuff, so please review the following info before submitting a request. All suggestions will go straight to our Development team.

Shake Shack does not franchise within the U.S., nor do we have any plans to do so in the future. Outside the U.S., we work with exclusive international partners who license and operate the Shacks in those countries.

For more details, contact our International Team.

Must Haves

High profile, urban and suburban with daytime and nighttime population.

We’re Also looking for

  • Urban storefronts, freestanding buildings and shopping centers
  • Spaces of 3,000-3,500 square feet
  • Outdoor seating a plus
  • Zoning to accommodate restaurant use and allow liquor license (beer and wine)
  • Plenty of parking for guests
  • Building exterior to allow for Shack design
  • Great visibility and easy access


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Donation Day Request

What Is Donation Day?

We Stand For Something Good in all that we do. One of the ways we support our communities and neighbors is through 25% Donation Days:

Step 1: If your organization is eligible to participate, please submit an application below.

Step 2: If approved, your local Shake Shack will set a date.

Step 3: Spread the word! We’ll hook you up with a flyer and social media assets to mobilize your community.

Step 4: Day-of, supporters who attend the fundraiser will have 25% of their order totals donated back to your organization.


To be eligible for a Donation Day, donation recipients must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. We require a 501(c)(3) Federal Tax ID and 501(c)(3) IRS Determination Letter as part of the application process. We exclusively partner with organizations supporting:

Animal Welfare

Education & Family

Environmental Sustainability

Health & Wellness

Hunger Relief

Public Arts


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International Licensing

The international mission of Shake Shack is to export the best of the American fine casual experience, spreading Enlightened Hospitality to communities around the world. Being a New York-based brand, with USHG’s history of creating some of New York City’s favorite restaurants, Shake Shack has a great opportunity to grow internationally. Shake Shack seeks partners whose values and standards of excellence are fully aligned with our vision, culture and brand. Shake Shack’s domestic company-operated development plan is complemented by a focused effort to increase its international footprint with operationally-experienced, proven licensees.

Restaurant Overview

Whether domestic or international, we’re passionate about securing vibrant sites and creating unique designs that give each Shake Shack a handcrafted look that’s locally focused and appropriate for its immediate community. We take great care to build each Shack with custom architectural design, including forward-thinking structural elements and compelling eco-friendly touches when possible within the context of a larger building (with Shack in the role as retail tenant).

What We’re Looking For In A Partner

We’re positively overwhelmed by all of the passionate feedback and interest in bringing Shake Shack to new parts of the world! If you believe you have the necessary criteria listed below, fill out our contact form and tell us a bit about yourself and your vision. If we believe there is a fit, we’ll give you a shout.

  • Proven track record in hospitality or retail (predominantly food service within fine dining, casual dining and quick service)
  • Substantial existing company infrastructure
  • Significant capital to satisfy a development agreement for the country of interest
  • Strong core values that align with Shake Shack
  • Local knowledge and know how that’s second to none

Where We’re Currently Licensed

We’ve granted exclusive licensing rights for Shake Shack’s international partners in the following countries and will not pursue any additional agreements.

  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Exciting things are always happening in our Shack communities around the world. Check it out here!

Exterior of Istanbul Shake Shack


If you’re interested in becoming an international Shake Shack partner, we’d love to hear from you! Please fill out the form below and tell us a bit about yourself.

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We’re always interested to hear from suppliers who want to share their ingredients or products with Shake Shack. We’re continuously looking for ways to improve our existing ingredients and add new ingredients to our menu. If you have an item that lives up to our mission to Stand For Something Good, please fill out the form below. If it’s a fit, we’ll be sure to follow up for samples and more information.

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Become a Supplier

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Press Inquiry

Shake Shack, Shake Shack, read all about it! Got a press-related ask? Hit us up below and we’ll get back to you right quick.

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Join Our Team

We’re looking for caring, warm, fun, intelligent individuals who love to serve. If that sounds like you, apply now!

All In The Fam

Shake Shack has expanded from a single location in New York City to own multiple Shacks, domestic and abroad. Shake Shack does not franchise, nor do we have any plans to do so in the future. Thank you for your interest!