Shake Shack is Finally Coming to Canada

Shake Shack exterior at night

Beloved American burger restaurant chain Shake Shack just announced something major: they’re coming to Canada! Best known for their signature items like the Shackburger, Chicken Shack, classic crinkle cut fries and frozen custard, the burger purveyor has developed a cult-like following, with many Canadians making trips across the border just to get a taste. Read on for everything to know.


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Shake Shack burger and fries


When will Shake Shack arrive in Canada?

Shake Shack will be opening their first Canadian flagship location in 2024.

Where will the first Shake Shack location be in Canada?

Shake Shack has shared that their first flagship location will be in Toronto, but have not confirmed the exact location yet. Michael Kark, Chief Global Licensing Officer of Shake Shack, added “We can’t wait to be a part of the city’s bustling energy and innovative food scene.” If we had to guess, we think Yonge and Dundas Square would be just the right fit for the burger chain.

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How many Shake Shack locations will there be in Canada?

Shake Shack plans to open 35 locations in Canada by the year 2035.

What’s so special about Shake Shack?

Beyond their seriously mouth-watering menu offerings, Shake Shack has a mission to “Stand for Something Good” by using only premium ingredients on their menu, and by focusing on employee development. They have been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality. Plus, they offer an employee benefits program which features free counseling services and housing assistance, and also piloted a four-day workweek schedule for employees, among many other employee development and retention efforts.

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Will Shake Shack Canada offer any exclusive menu items?

While they haven’t yet unveiled any menu specifics, Shake Shack has shared that they will “collaborate with local purveyors and producers to create a special Shack experience unique to the Toronto community” in addition to offering signature items like the ShackBurger, Chicken Shack, crinkle cut fries, beer, wine and frozen custard.

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