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Shake Shack intends to convert a former Burger King in Alpharetta at 11780 Haynes Bridge Rd. into a drive-thru location, slated to open in late 2021.
The new eatery will bring the total tally of Atlanta Shake Shacks to five, with existing restaurants located at the Perimeter Mall, in the Buckhead Village District, at the EDGE complex on the Beltline and within Concourse A at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The company is debuting its first drive-thru locations this year, with eight planned to open nationwide before the beginning of 2023. Thirty-five to 40 Shake Shack locations within the United States are projected to open, including these drive-thru sites, according to company CEO Randy Garutti.
Shake Shack has taken the pandemic in stride: despite the fact that the company’s revenue fell by 17 percent in the first three quarters of 2020, the value of Shake Shack’s shares rose by 36 percent in 2020. The company debuted plans for “Shack Track” stores this May, which capitalize on the curbside pickup model with drive-up and walk-up windows.
For over two decades, the building housed a Burger King with an existing drive-thru which closed last year. The building stands at a total 2,900 square feet, according to tax records.
Representatives from Shake Shack could not be reached for comment.