NYC-based burger chain to open at Wilshire and 5th this weekend
By Kerry Slater
East Coast burger joint Shake Shack is set to open a restaurant in Santa Monica in the coming days.
As reported by Eater Los Angeles, the chain will open at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and 5th Street on Sunday, April 18. For the opening day, Shake Shack will donate one burger for every burger sold to Westside Food bank.
The space at 501 Wilshire Boulevard used to be home to Panera Bread for over a decade. The hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on daily, except for a 11 p.m. close time on Friday and Saturday nights.
The location, which was constructed over the past year, includes a walk-up window and holding shelf for online orders, a feature the chain may make a part of future Shake Shacks even after the pandemic is over.
The chain says it is looking “for caring, warm, fun, intelligent individuals who love to serve,” at the Santa Monica location. Apply now
Shake Shack has it roots from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was quite the success, with costumers lined up daily for three summers. In 2004, a permanent kiosk opened in the park: Shake Shack was born.