SALT LAKE CITY — Shake Shack is apparently coming to Utah.
What happened: Wadsworth Development Group announced on Twitter Wednesday it would be welcoming the first-ever Shake Shack to the Beehive State.
- WDG said it signed a lease with the restaurant to anchor the School Yard development site at 110th South and State Street in Sandy. The shack’s new home will reportedly be the location of the Old Valley High School.
- The developer said it plans to open the restaurant by summer 2019.
From Shake Shack: Meg Castranova, a communications manager at Shake Shack, told me in an email that the location — billed as the Salt Lake City Shack location — will be opened at 11020 S. State Street and will open in "mid-to-late 2019."
- She said the menu will feature all the Shack classics, including the ShackBurger, crinkle-cut fries and classic shakes. There will also be "frozen custard concretes in collaboration with local food purveyors."
- The shack will also partner with a local charity program, which Shake Shack will donate 5 percent of sales to in the future.
- The shack will be built with recycled and sustainable materials.
- The restaurant will have an outdoor patio.
- It will be 4,660 square meet, according to Castranova.
Photos: Shake Shack shared renderings of the location, which you can see below.
Neighbors: The closest current locations to the Beehive State include a restaurant in Las Vegas and another in Denver.
Utah has not been added to the company’s list of locations.
Flashback: In 2016, Shake Shack received a request from a Twitter user about opening a store in Salt Lake City. The restaurant simply replied, “No plans for Utah yet, but we’d love to someday!”
- The company said something similar in October 2018 after a separate Twitter user said the shack would make a "killing" in Utah.
- "Nothin’ in the works for Utah right now, but maybe someday! Hang in there, friend."