There will be a new option for lovers of hamburgers and creamy milkshakes this summer in Mexico City when the country’s first Shake Shack location opens.
The New York chain of casual restaurants will be on Paseo de la Reforma in front of one of Mexico City’s most iconic landmarks — the Ángel de la Independencia.
Shake Shack vice-president Michael Kark said the restaurant’s fans in Latin America had asked for a Shake Shack for many years.
Mexican restaurant operator Grupo Toks will operate the new outlet, whose exterior will be adorned with a mural by celebrated Mexican artist Claudio Limón.
Toks general manager Juan Carlos Valverde Losada said last fall that the company plans to open 30 Shake Shack locations in Mexico. Santa Fe, Bosques de las Lomas and Polanco in Mexico City and the airports at Cancún and Los Cabos are among them.
Known for its fresh and mostly local ingredients, Shake Shack was born as a hot dog cart in 2004 in Manhattan, New York, and has expanded to 26 American states with 220 locations, and to more than 70 international location such as Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow and now Mexico.
In addition to the chain’s classic burgers, fries, milkshakes and custards, Shake Shack’s Mexican location will also offer organic wines from La Lomita winery in Baja California, as well as a special menu for dogs.