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Shake Shack Makes Its Long-Anticipated Austin Debut on May 5

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Get ready for an Uchi concrete.

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Shake Shack, Danny Meyer’s super-popular burger franchise, is making its Texas debut in Austin on Tuesday, May 5. It is set to open at 11 a.m. in the Lamar Union complex at 1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite 2100.

Along with the usual burgers, fries, and custards are Austin-exclusive items. Already announced is the Lockhart Link Burger, made with jalapeno cheese sausages from Kreuz Market in Lockhart, cheese, pickles, and ShackSauce. There are also two special dessert items: the Uchi-koncrete, made with Uchi and Uchiko miso hazelnut blondie and huckleberry jam, and the Cold Shot, with vanilla and chocolate custard, brown sugar caramel sauce, chocolate toffee, and malt powder, which was named after the song by late blues musician Stevie Ray Vaughan. The signature Shack Attack will be make with chocolate from local chocolate shop Kiskadee. Local beers from Hops & Grain, Independence Brewing Co., Karbach Brewing Co., Real Ale Brewing, and Austin Eastciders will also be available.

Pets are important to the burger chain, which will offer pooch-inis and dog biscuits, along with a puppy parking station with a water bowl. Five percent of Uchi-konkrete sales will go toward Austin Pets Alive.

The centerpiece of the 3,500 square foot indoor space is the living green wall designed by Articulture Designs. There are also tables made from old bowling alleys. The 1,008 square foot outdoor patio includes picnic tables. Shake Shack will be open from Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

This is the first of two locations planned for Austin. The Domain spot is set to open sometime in mid- to late-summer.

Lamar Union

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704