Shake Shack shores up second UK spot

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Large US restaurant chain Shake Shack has confirmed that its second UK site will officially open next week.

The chain has taken its time to build on the debut store that it opened in Covent Garden two years ago, but a new site will begin trading in Westfield Stratford from May 20.

Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO said recently that the chain was well positioned to expand in the UK.

“Ever since we opened in Covent Garden, we’ve been humbled by the passionate response from Londoners. With fans packing our Shack daily, we thought it was about time we built another Shake Shack. Westfield Stratford City feels like the right place and the right time.”

Shake Shack will be located on ‘The Street’ at Westfield and will encompass a unique interior design featuring recyclable and sustainable materials, including reclaimed bowling alleys handcrafted in Brooklyn and retired rooftop water towers from Manhattan. The majority of its ingredients and menu items will be UK-sourced.

Shake Shack says that its commitment to the community will play a pivotal role in the launch of the Westfield Stratford site. It plans to work alongside The London Lions basketball team, partner with local vendors for sourcing and support local youngsters.

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