Houston fans of the ubiquitous ShackBurger can rejoice. Popular burger joint Shake Shack will take over the familiar Montrose Burger King drive-thru location, Houston real estate news site Swamplot reports. This is the third Houston location of the New York-based chain.
The news story notes that the fast-casual restaurant signed off on at least a 15-year residency at 1002 Westheimer Rd., next to Blacksmith, as of last week.
CultureMap contacted Shake Shack’s corporate representatives to confirm the report. While the restaurant’s representatives had no official comment, a local real estate source has verified the report.
Meanwhile, Eater Houston reports that it was provided a memorandum of the lease, filed with the Harris County Clerk’s office on February 9, which confirms that location. Shake Shack will open its Rice Village location at the end of this month, adding to its current Galleria location. (CultureMap was first to report the rumor of the Galleria Shake Shack location in 2015.)
Started as a hamburger stand in New York City's Madison Square Park, Shake Shack has grown into a certified global phenomenon. The company's iconic ShackBurger starts with premium beef from celebrated butcher Pat LaFrieda that's "smashed" on a griddle, topped with mayonnaise-based ShackSauce, and served on a potato bun. Hand-spun shakes and signature frozen custards round out the experience.
CultureMap will update this story as it develops.