Two of a kind

Shake Shack branches out in San Antonio with new Broadway location

Shake Shack branches out in San Antonio with new Broadway location

Shake Shack burger stack
San Antonio's burger wars are heating up with a new location of Shake Shack. Courtesy photo

Been craving Shake Shack’s frozen custard or crinkle cut fries? Soon San Antonians will have two places to indulge. A second location of the cult New York chain is opening at 3003 Broadway St., just steps away from Brackenridge Park.

Kristyn Clark, brand communications senior manager for Shake Shack, confirms to CultureMap that the eatery will be opening in early 2019. That is a delay from the original projected date shown on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation permits, which stated the build-out would wrap up sometime in August 2018.

The first San Antonio Shake Shack opened in August 2017 at 7427 San Pedro Ave. in the Park North Shopping Center. As with all of its locations, the company debuted a few menu items that were exclusive to the region including the Lockhart Link Burger topped with Kreuz Market jalapeño cheese sausage and a pair of concretes — a frozen custard treat similar to a Dairy Queen Blizzard — featuring ingredients from local favorites Bird Bakery and The Granary ‘Cue & Brew.

Although Clark says details are still being worked out, guests can expect the same menu of burgers, chicken sandwiches, flat-top hotdogs, and frozen treats as the other San Antonio shop.

Although a beer and wine permit does not appear to have been filed yet, Shack Shack also serves a custom ale from Brooklyn Brewery and wines made in partnership with Frog’s Leap. The rest of the drinks menu is rounded off by beers from local brewers like Alamo and Ranger Creek.

The Broadway eatery will also continue the company’s mission of giving back to the community. Five percent of proceeds from sales of its Pie Oh My concrete traditionally goes to a local nonprofit. The Park North location partners with the San Antonio Food Bank, but the new location’s beneficiary has yet to be announced.

Since opening its first Texas store in Austin in May 2015, Shake Shack has been in rapid expansion mode in the state. The Broadway location will be the company’s 10th location in the Lone Star State.