Shake Shack this week filed plans with the City of Atlanta to open a West Midtown outpost. According to an official building permit application, the New York City-founded burger and milkshake chain would open in Suite E in the Westside Provisions District development. YEAH! BURGER, an open-and-operating restaurant, occupies Suite E, according to its website.
Reps for Shake Shack would not comment on the plans when reached via email by What Now Atlanta Monday, nor would they confirm the filing. Eric Maier, a YEAH! BURGER co-founder, and the CEO of parent company Young + Hungry, did not respond to What Now Atlanta’s request for comment.
The plans call for the “remodel” of a 2,400-square-foot “fast casual restaurant space” at an estimated $910,000, which also includes work to the space’s 900 square-foot patio.
News of the planned West Midtown Shake Shack arrives not long after the restaurant debuted its newest Atlanta location in Piedmont Park. The restaurant bills itself as a “modern day roadside” burger stand known for its 100 percent all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no hormones or antibiotics, ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine and more.
Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 350 locations in 32 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, including more than 120 international locations across London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Philippines, Singapore, Mexico, Tokyo, Seoul and more.
YEAH! BURGER recently closed its Virginia-Highland outpost and temporarily went completely plant-based in mid-2021. After criticism over the change, the restaurant in March 2022 reversed its decision to go vegan and added meat back to its menu.