Mar 2, 2012
06:18 AMCafé Connecticut
Milkshake Lovers' Alert
There are quite a few good places in New Haven to get a hamburger, so we'll spin this announcement as wonderful news for milkshake fans.
Here's the press release on Shake Shack's planned opening this fall:
Welcome Class of 2016! Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) plans to bring its Shake Shack to New Haven in 2012. One of NYC’s most beloved gathering places, Shake Shack is a modern day "roadside" burger stand known for its delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more.
Shake Shack’s New Haven home will be centrally located at 986 Chapel Street, across from the New Haven Green and kitty-corner to Yale’s Old Campus. Fall 2012 marks the start of the Shack-ademic calendar, with the new location opening its doors just as students return to campus.
"We are delighted to welcome Shake Shack to New Haven," said Abigail Rider, Director of University Properties. "Shake Shack is an excellent addition to the many dining options that New Haven offers and will attract diners from the City and beyond to Chapel Street."
“My colleagues and I are proud to bring Shake Shack to New Haven,” said Danny Meyer, CEO of USHG. “We are incredibly excited to establish roots in this food-loving, bustling city – which some even say is the birthplace of the hamburger. New Haven is staging a thrilling urban renaissance and we are excited for the opportunity to join this community as employers and citizens.”
The New Haven Shake Shack will build upon the popular success of seven siblings throughout New York City –as well as locations in Miami Beach, Washington, DC (Dupont Circle & Nationals Park), Saratoga Race Course, NY, and Westport, CT. Additionally, Shake Shack has locations in Dubai, UAE, and Kuwait City.