Shake Shack’s Denny Triangle opening, after delays and false alarms, is finally happening tomorrow, October 11, at 11 a.m. When the international burger sensation finally puts Seattle fans out of their misery, hungry customers will find a modern space with patio seating, digital ordering stations, (hopefully) endless Shackburgers, and several just-for-Seattle menu items with local ingredients — like a concrete with crispy croissant brittle from Sea Wolf Bakers and Theo Chocolate.
The restaurant resides in a standalone building at 2115 Westlake Ave., squarely within booming Amazonia. The space’s relatively large 3,015 square feet include an installation by local artist Jesse Brown, eco-friendly tabletops from reclaimed bowling alley lanes, and booths with lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
The East Coast-born chain tends to add a few unique menu items in each new market, and the Seattle location is no exception. There’s a slew of local partnerships hitting the menu, including a Seattle special called the Montlake Double Cut, with Washington beef sourced in partnership with local startup Crowd Cow, Beecher’s Just Jack cheese, caramelized onions, whole-grain mustard mayo, and a Macrina Bakery bun. It’s the first time the chain is using meat, cheese, and bread from only local sources.
Other local touches include a rich concrete with Sea Wolf Bakers croissant brittle and chunks of Theo dark chocolate swirled with coffee caramel sauce into vanilla custard. The Shack Attack concrete has a base of chocolate custard mixed with those chunks of Theo dark chocolate again, plus fudge sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough, and chocolate sprinkles. The Pie Oh My concrete will mix an entire seasonal slice from A La Mode Pies into vanilla custard. Local beers from Reuben’s Brews, Fremont Brewing, and Aslan Brewing will also fill the taps.
Update: October 4, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
This article was updated to reflect that Shake Shack’s opening has been delayed.
Update #2: October 10, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
This article was updated to reflect Shake Shack’s new opening date of October 11.