Shake Shack Opening Donates Meals to Sacramento LGBT Community Center

LGBT-friendly Shake Shack just opened a new location on Thursday in Midtown Sacramento. For every meal ordered on opening day, Shake Shack committed to donate a meal to the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. More below...

Shake Shack Midtown Sacramento during construction
Shake Shack Midtown Sacramento by Dennis McCoy for Sacramento Business Journal

From Sacramento Business Journal: New York-based Shake Shack will open a restaurant in Midtown Sacramento's Ice Blocks project at 11 a.m. today (June 18th).

It marks the local debut of the quick-service dining chain, which is known for its ShackBurgers.

"We are so excited to be finally joining the Sacramento community," said Andrew McCaughan, chief development officer of Shake Shack, in a news release. "While it took us a while to get here, we are looking forward to bringing Shake Shack to Ice Blocks the safest way possible."

Amid Covid-19, the local Shake Shack restaurant will open with limited hours. It will be open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. The dining room and patio will be closed, though customers can place to-go orders in person or through the company's app and website.

The restaurant at 1710 R St., Suite 190, will also debut with a limited menu, the company said.

A variety of safety measures will be in place, including health checks for workers and hand sanitizer stations for customers, according to the company.

For every order placed on opening day, Shake Shack will donate a meal to the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.

Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) debuted in 2004 and has grown to include more than 280 locations in the U.S. and beyond. Its menu includes burgers, fries, shakes and frozen custard. The company says it offers a modern take on the roadside burger stand.

Reported by Sonya Sorich for Sacramento Business Journal.