Shake Shack is a modern, quick-service roadside-style burger stand chain serving dishes made from local ingredients, including hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and frozen custard, as well as beer and wine. Restaurateur Danny Meyer, known for his fine-dining concepts, founded Shake Shack in 2004 in New York City. Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, which maintains restaurants in the Union Square area of New York, owns the chain. In 2010, the brand opened its first unit outside New York City in Miami’s South Beach. The concept operates 25 domestic and international locations and plans to move into the western half of the U.S. with a store in Las Vegas in 2014.

LocationNew York, N.Y.
2012 Systemwide Sales$44,500,000*
% Change in Sales32.8%
2012 U.S. Units13
2012 Average Unit Volume$3,700,000*
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2013