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Cult burger chain shakes up San Antonio with second location

Cult burger chain shakes up San Antonio with second location

Shake Shack chicken sandwich tray
Shake Shack is days away from opening its Brackenridge location. Courtesy photo

It’s time to get out those elastic waist shorts. Shake Shack is doubling up its Alamo City presence with the opening of a second location at 3300 Broadway St. on June 7.

Convenient to Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Zoo, the new location will bring a menu similar to the first local outpost at 7427 San Pedro Ave. According to a release, hungry San Antonians can expect hormone and antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, griddled flat-top hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and the eatery’s signature crinkle cut fries.

Following company tradition, the new Shake Shack will be also collaborating with a pair of local businesses to create San Antonio-only concretes — a thick frozen dessert similar to Dairy Queen’s Blizzards.

Macaron Swoon combines vanilla custard with strawberry purée, lemon curd, and macaron shell pieces sourced from Bakery Lorraine. Pie Oh My, using bits of The Granary’s buttermilk chess pie, adds some charity into the mix, donating 5 percent of its sales to San Antonio Food Bank.

Shake Shack also shows some local love through the beer and wine menu. In addition to its collaborative Gotham Project wines and signature Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister Ale, the restaurant will be serving local brews from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, Pedernales Brewing Company, and Lone Star.

Keeping with the company’s commitment to sustainability, the interior and outdoor patio space use ecologically sound construction practices and materials. Among the innovations are tabletops using wood reclaimed from bowling alley lanes and booths using Forest Stewardship Council certified lumber.

Although the mobile ordering Shack App will be available at the location, opening day customers might want to brave the line. The first 100 customers queued up at the door at 11 am will receive a complimentary custom screen printed Shake Shack tote.