Shake Shack, the New York-based burger chain with a cult-like following, has announced plans to open its first Arizona restaurant at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
The restaurant is slated to open in 2016 and will be located "at the corner of Scottsdale and Camelback Roads," according to a press release. This will be the company's third location west of the Mississippi, joining restaurants currently located in Austin, Texas and Las Vegas.
Since opening its first brick-and-mortar location in Madison Square Park in 2004, Shake Shack has drawn dedicated fans who sometimes brave hours-long lines in order to get their hands on one of the restaurant's 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers. Shake Shack also serves all-natural, flat top-grilled hot dogs; crinkle cut fries; and frozen custards.
Fans can look forward to a menu that's similar to other Shake Shack restaurants when the Scottsdale location opens. "The Scottsdale Shack menu will have all the Shack classics," the release promises, as well as few frozen custard concretes that will feature local purveyors.
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And as with all Shake Shack locations, the Scottsdale restaurant will be built with recycled and sustainable materials, and will feature energy-efficient kitchen equipment and LED lighting. "Chairs and booths will be made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and tabletops will be made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes from Brooklyn’s CounterEvolution," the release says.
The restaurant will also feature a largo patio and a dedicated exterior entrance in addition to access from inside the mall.