Shack Shack started off as a humble hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in 2001. The stand became so popular that it was forced to move to a brick and mortar building in 2004. The move allowed founder Daniel Meyer to expand the menu to include hamburgers, fries, and milkshakes. The company states it uses organic, antibiotic and hormone free Angus beef products only.
Shake Shack is also in a number of international cities, including London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Moscow, Seoul, and Kuwait, to name a few. There are more than 200 US locations. The company does not do franchising.
In August of 2018, the company announced that it was delaying the opening of new restaurants and that annual revenue of between $446 million and $450 million was to be expected, even though this was below previous estimates of $452.3 million. This announcement caused stock prices for the company to fall.
Headquarters for Shake Shack are located in New York, New York.