Shake Shack, the wildly popular burger-and-shake chain, is opening a branch in the Lake Success shopping center. It will occupy the space that, until earlier this year, housed Deli King. Long Island’s first Shake Shack, in the Gallery at Westbury Plaza (in Garden City) opened in November 2012 and has been busy pretty much every since.
Edwin Bragg, Shake Shack’s director of marketing, said that the Lake Success store was slated to open by late 2015. “We are thrilled to bring another Shack to Long Island in Lake Success,” he said. “Westbury has been a great spot for us, and we look forward to building another community gathering place in the area.”
Owned by Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, Shake Shack is an updated take on a classic Midwestern roadside burger stand, albeit one with its own proprietary wine and craft beer. The first Shake Shack opened in 2004 in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. The company now operates 40 branches on the East Coast of the United States and in London, Istanbul, Moscow, Kuwait, Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.