SHAKE SHACK to open first Twin Cities location at Mall of America
Bloomington, MN — Friday, November 20, 2015
Shake Shack is opening its first Minnesota location at Mall of America in 2016. The popular burger stand will be located in Culinary on North, the third floor of the recently opened Mall of America expansion.
Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand serving a classic American menu of premium burgers, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries, shakes, frozen custard, beer and wine. With its fresh and simple high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community-gathering place with widespread appeal.
“This is a natural fit for Shake Shack’s first to the market location tapping into more than 40 million annual visitors,” said Liz McLay, SVP of Leasing at Mall of America. “Mall of America is a global retail and entertainment destination, and Shake Shack will be an exciting complement to our growing dining mix.”
The 2,800-square-foot space will open early next summer. Local broker Matt Friday and national broker Scott Muller (both from CBRE) worked with Mall of America to bring Shake Shack to the Twin Cities.
“As we continue to expand, our collection of dining options reflects the developing consumer taste,” said Carrie Charleston, VP of Leasing at Mall of America. “We are focusing on an elevated collection of restaurants, and paying special attention to culinary-inspired, fast-casual, fresh concepts.”
Shake Shack is the latest restaurant to join the dining mix at Culinary on North. Recent announcements include Melt Shop, Disco Fries, Naf Naf Grill and Piada.
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest retail and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.3 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Hard Rock Café; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America, a 14-screen movie theater with digital projection including 4K, digital sound and 3D capabilities; Radisson Blu Mall of America, a 500-room hotel connected by skyway to Mall of America. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Mall is currently undergoing a $325 million expansion project on all three levels on the north side. The expansion will include a 342-room JW Marriott hotel, office tower, high-end retailers, new dining options, a tourist welcome center and large event space. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.
ABOUT SHAKE SHACK
Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers (no hormones added ever), hot dogs, frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, beer and wine (available at select locations), and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal. From its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its environmentally responsible designs and deep community investment, Shake Shack’s mission is to Stand For Something Good. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has opened multiple locations in 13 states and the District of Columbia, as well as international locations including in London, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow and more.