Shake Shack, the wildly popular burger, fries, and shake shop out of New York, opens in Philadelphia at 12th and Chestnut on Tuesday, October 23. This is the fourth Philly location for the chain: The first Shack Shack here opened at 20th and Sansom in summer 2012, followed by shops at 32nd and Chestnut and inside the Wells Fargo Center.
If you want a free Philly/Shake Shack T-shirt, be one of the first 100 people in line when the doors open Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Shake Shack now has more than 180 locations in the U.S. and across the globe.
Like the others, the about-to-open Shake Shack at 105 S. 12th Street will sell burgers, chicken sandwiches, griddled flat-top hot dogs, and crinkle-cut fries. Also on the menu: frozen custard and shakes made with the custard (called concretes).
Every Shake Shack has a few of its own concretes. At this one, look for the Pie Oh My, vanilla custard with a slice of Four & Twenty Blackbirds seasonal pie; the Liberty Shell, vanilla custard with Termini Brothers Bakery cannoli shell and ricotta filling topped with strawberry puree; and the Shack Attack, chocolate custard, fudge sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough, and Mast Brothers Shake Shack dark chocolate chunks, topped with chocolate sprinkles.
Five percent of Pie Oh My sales will go to support LGBTQ youth through the local Attic Youth Center.
To drink, local breweries Yards and Yuengling are represented on the beer list, plus a collab with Brooklyn Brewery, ShackMeister Ale. There’s also a red and a white wine to choose from.
The restaurant is in a highly trafficked spot, between the Gayborhood and 13th Street’s strip of popular restaurants — including Michael Schulson’s Double Knot, Sampan, and upcoming steakhouse, and Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s Barbuzzo, Lolita, and Jamonera — and the new East Market development and Fashion District Philadelphia.
Along with the locations in the city, there are Shack Shacks in King of Prussia and Marlton, New Jersey.