Shake Shack to Open in Westbury Plaza Saturday

World famous burgers set to hit East Garden City this weekend.

Credit: Melanie Graham
Credit: Melanie Graham
The Gallery at Westbury Plaza will get a much-anticipated addition Saturday as the Manhattan born Shake Shack will open its first doors on Long Island.

Shake Shack, the brainchild of renown restaurateur Danny Meyer, will open its doors at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Born in New York City’s Madison Square Park in 2004, Shake Shack is known the world-over for its all-natural burgers, flat-top dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more.
“Ever since opening Union Square Cafe in 1985, we’ve welcomed guests from all over Long Island to our USHG restaurants in NYC. Our friends from out east have become some of our most loyal and ardent fans,” Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti said in a release. “We are thrilled to finally bring a Shack closer to our Long Island guests, at the crossroads of Nassau County.”
The Westbury Shake Shack is a true “roadside” burger stand that features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, creating a bright, open feel.

Shake Shack is also using their first-ever solar panel-covered roof, which will produce approximately 10 percent of the restaurant’s energy, according to a release from the company. To keep guests connected, free Wi-Fi and computer re-charging stations will also be available.
The East Garden City building and newest edition to the Gallery at Westbury Plaza was constructed with a variety of recycled and sustainable materials. Its interior walls feature wood salvaged from snow fences in Wyoming, tabletops sourced from reclaimed bowling alley lanes in Brooklyn,and chairs and booths made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
The Westbury menu includes all the Shake Shack classics, as well as a selection of frozen custard concretes exclusive to this location. Featured concretes include the Westberry (vanilla custard, strawberry jam, Belgian waffles and cinnamon sugar), the Malt Whitman (vanilla custard, Brooklyn’s Mast Brothers Shake Shack blend chocolate, malt powder and banana bread from Port Washington’s Main Street Bakery) and the Old Country Rocky Road (chocolate custard, marshmallow sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough and almonds).
As part of its community outreach efforts and mission to Stand for Something Good, the Westbury Shake Shack is partnering with Island Harvest – Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization.  Five percent of sales from the Old Country Rocky Road concrete will benefit Island Harvest and Shake Shack staff will volunteer at events affiliated with the organization.
For more information, including a list of all current Shake Shack locations, please visit www.shakeshack.com.


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