Shake Shack will open its first Michigan location in downtown Detroit on Feb. 23.
In May, the company announced it would open Shake Shack in the First National Building at 660 Woodward, which is owned by Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Detroit.
The New York City-based chain is known for all-natural burgers made with antibiotic-free beef and hormone-free chicken, plus hot dogs, custard, fries, beer and wine.
“We’re thrilled to bring Shake Shack to the Motor City,” said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti in a press release Thursday. “The resurgence of Detroit celebrates its storied past and the bright future ahead. We’re honored to play a small part and looking forward to immersing ourselves into the community and contributing to downtown Detroit’s placemaking movement.”
The Detroit Shake Shack will feature local products in their frozen custard line, including Motor City Mix with dark chocolate from Bon Bon Bon and honesty roasted peanuts from Rocky’s. Five percent of sales from Pie Oh My, which has vanilla custard mixed with pie from Sister Pie, will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank.
Expect local beer, too, including Griffin Claw Brewing and Short’s Brewing.
Shake Shack, which started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in 2004, will open its Detroit restaurant at 11 a.m. Feb. 23. Starting March 1, customers can put in their order ahead of time using the Shack App.
Shake Shack is located at 660 Woodward. There is no phone number listed yet.