Fans of Shake Shack in the Miami area are in for a really BIG treat. On Sunday at 11am, the world’s largest Shake Shack will open in Coral Gables.
Perfectly situated on Dixie Highway across from the University of Miami, the location will undoubtedly attract herds of college students in addition to local burger fans. According to UrbanDaddy, the restaurant will feature eight flat screen TV’s, as well as specials suited for the southern location. One that sounds extra delicious is the Cookie Cabana, a frozen treat consisting of vanilla custard and Cuban-style sugar cookies.
Aside from its other Miami location, this Shake Shack will be the chain’s second spot outside of an urban transportation zone. Danny Meyer of the Union Square Hospitality Group told The Miami Herald, “We have been focused on trying to find a second or third location in Miami for a long time. It took us a lot longer than we expected to understand Miami. If you get the real estate right or wrong, it’s a triumph or a failure you’re going to live with for a long, long time.”
It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, Shake Shack was a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan. Now, it is an American phenomenon taking over cities and fulfilling millions of people each day.
To those who plan on attending the opening in Coral Gables: You may want to invest in a tent beforehand…you may be there a while.