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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.
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
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.
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
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.
BECOME A SUPPLIER
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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