It’s time to chow down: Shake Shack lands in Houston

HOUSTON -- H-town, baby! Shake Shack® proudly opened its first-ever location in Houston on Friday.

The restaurant is churning out the best burgers, chicken sandwiches, frozen treats and more at the Galleria, which is a magnetic destination for Houstonians.

“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.”

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.

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 su dua marshmallow sauce), and Post Oak Pie Oh My (vanilla frozen custard with slice of Fluff Bake Bar seasonal pie).

Garutti is all about giving back to the community. 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.

Shake Shack is thrilled to share that a second Houston location is slated to open in late 2017 in Rice Village.