The First-Ever St. Louis Shake Shack Is On Its Way

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Hopes are becoming reality in the form of burgers and frozen custard as St. Louis native and founder Danny Meyer is set to bring us the beloved Shake Shack.

Photo courtesy of Shake Shack

Photo courtesy of Shake Shack

Slated to open in Central West End in 2017, the burger and shake haven from Meyer opened in New York in Madison Square Park a little more than a decade ago.

“I learned the meaning of hospitality while growing up in St. Louis, a lesson that has shaped my life and career,” Meyer said. “When I jotted down the first Shake Shack menu, it was my favorite childhood food memories that most inspired me, and I’m thrilled that Shake Shack has at last found a home in my hometown.”

If you’ve been lucky enough to dine at one before, expect to see Shake Shack’s classic menu, which is known for its 100 percent all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries and more. The STL location will be constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, featuring energy-efficient kitchen equipment and LED lighting. Even the booths will be made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and tabletops will be made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes from New York-based CounterEvolution.

32 North Euclid Ave., Central West End

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