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Shake Shack opens first Toronto location – check out their Canadian menu!


TORONTO, June 13, 2024 – Torontonians are lining up to get their first taste of Shake Shack’s legendary crinkle cut fries, burgers and shakes, as the popular US burger chain officially opens the doors to its first Canadian location. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, at the corner of Yonge and Dundas today, the popular American fast food restaurant is unveiling more Canadian exclusive menu items and unique partnerships with Ontario-based businesses.

The 5,500-square-foot restaurant which had a soft opening last week, on the northeast corner of Yonge and Dundas will continue the transformation of this neighbourhood by providing locals and visitors alike with a convenient and delicious dining option.

Shake Shack opens in toronto
Shake Shack Toronto opens at Yonge-Dundas Square photo by Daisy Lankstead

“”We’re excited to serve up our signature Shack classics along with some Canadian exclusives that we’ve developed with our local culinary partners to be enjoyed amongst Toronto’s dynamic cityscape,” said Billy Richmond, Business Director at Shake Shack Canada.

Local partners

Shake Shack collaborated with a variety of local partners to embrace the flavours and ingredients that Canadians know and love. These ingredients are incorporated into several dessert items using frozen custard. Shake Shack’s premium ice cream made with real cane sugar and cage-free eggs.

Shake ShackToronto opens Thursday, June 13, 2024 with local partnerships. (CNW Group/Shake Shack Canada)

Tapping into Canadian Flavours

Specially crafted to celebrate its entry into the Canadian market, Shake Shack has one-of-a-kind menu items, including the Maple Salted Pretzel Shake. This Toronto-exclusive Shake combines Shake Shack’s signature soft, premium vanilla frozen custard with the rich and unmistakable flavour of pure Canadian maple syrup. This decadent treat pays homage to Canada’s iconic maple syrup industry while adding a local twist to Shake Shack’s classic menu.

Meet the Canadian Shake Shack Menu with Exclusive Items: 

  • The Maple Salted Pretzel Shake: vanilla frozen custard blended with pretzels and maple syrup, topped with whipped cream and crushed pretzels;
  • The I Heart Butter Tart Concrete: vanilla frozen custard blended with brodflour butter tarts and flaky salt;
  • The More S’mores Concrete: chocolate and vanilla frozen custard blended with toasted marshmallow sauce, fudge sauce, graham crumb and chopped chocolate pieces topped with a graham cracker dipper;
  • The Shack Attack Concrete: chocolate frozen custard blended with brownies, fudge sauce, chocolate chunks and cocoa nibs from Chocosol;

Urban Art Meets Community Support

When Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in New York City’s Madison Square Park, their mission was simple: raise funds for a public art project. Over the years, Shake Shack has prioritized high-quality food at a great value, warm hospitality and its commitment to Stand For Something Good®.

Shake Shack opens in Toronto, photo by Daisy Lankstead

The Yonge and Dundas location upholds these values, featuring a thoughtfully designed space that reflects the city’s spirit while staying true to Shake Shack’s distinct aesthetic. Shake Shack has partnered with local Toronto artist, Briony Douglas, who has created an art installation to launch the brand in Toronto and bring a burst of creativity to the heart of the city. The art installation can be viewed starting today at the Yonge and Dundas location.

Toronto artist, Briony Douglas, who has created a Shake Shack themed art installation to launch the brand in Toronto and bring a burst of creativity to the heart of the city. CNW Group/Shake Shack Canada (CNW Group/Shake Shack Canada)

“I’ve been a big fan of the Shake Shack brand for a long time and I’m thrilled to be working on this project to help give back to those in need,” said Briony Douglas. “It’s an exciting opportunity to blend my artistic vision with the infectious energy and community that both Shake Shack and the city of Toronto embodies.”

Regional beer and wine!

The menu also features a variety of regional beer and wine selections, created specifically for Shake Shack, including ShackMeister Ale, brewed by Bellwoods Brewery on Ossington and Shack Red and Shack White vinted by Rosewood Winery in Niagara.

Shake Shack has also partnered with Wufers on special treats for their four-legged friends including; Bag O’ Bones, Shack dog biscuits, and Pooch-inis, vanilla frozen custard topped with Shack dog biscuits.

Partnerships with Power: Stand for Something Good

With a shared passion for high-quality ingredients, Shake Shack has partnered with Canadian farmers for their custom Angus beef burgers and whole white meat chicken, both using 100% Canadian meat, never frozen and raised without antibiotics.

Shake Shack is also proud to partner with several organizations as part of their mission to Stand For Something Good.

  • A portion of overall sales will go towards Second Harvest, a global thought leader on perishable food redistribution and Canada’s largest food rescue charity.
  • 5% of Shack2O water bottle sales will benefit Water First, Canada’s leading charity working in partnership with Indigenous communities to address local water challenges through education and training.
  • 5% of More S’mores Concrete sales will be donated to Campfire Circle, a charity that brings healing through happiness to kids with cancer or serious illness and their families. Campfire Circle provides camp-inspired programs in children’s hospitals, local communities, and at their medically supported overnight camps.

About Shake Shack Canada

Formed in 2023, Shake Shack Canada is a partnership between Osmington Inc. and Harlo Entertainment Inc. Both Toronto-based private investment companies, Osmington and Harlo Entertainment prioritize innovation, value creation, and delivering exceptional experiences. Serving up the same Shake Shack experience known around the world, Shake Shack Canada’s ambitious vision includes opening Shacks nationwide, with the first flagship location set to open in Toronto in 2024.

About Shake Shack

Shake Shack serves elevated versions of American classics using only the best ingredients. It’s known for its delicious made-to-order Angus beef burgers, crispy chicken, hand-spun milkshakes, house-made lemonades, beer, wine, and more. With its high-quality food at a great value, warm hospitality, and a commitment to crafting uplifting experiences, Shake Shack quickly became a cult-brand with widespread appeal. Shake Shack’s purpose is to Stand For Something Good®, from its premium ingredients and employee development, to its inspiring designs and deep community investment. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the Company has expanded to over 520 locations system-wide, including over 320 in 33 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, and over 175 international locations across London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Mexico City, Istanbul, Dubai, Tokyo, Seoul and more.

For more information about Shake Shack Canada, please visit shakeshack.ca or follow @shakeshackca on Instagram.

posted by Terry Lankstead SOURCE Shake Shack Canada

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