ST. LOUIS (KMOX/News release) – The first-ever St. Louis Shake Shack will open at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 11.

The long-anticipated burger and shake joint will be at 32 North Euclid Avenue in the Central West End.

The chain was originally founded by St. Louis-native Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (“USHG”), which owns and operates some of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants.

Meyer drew inspiration from his birthplace when he created Shake Shack and its original menu, says a news release, which includes freshly-spun frozen custard, concretes and griddled flat-top dogs.

“I learned the meaning and feeling of genuine hospitality while growing up in St. Louis, a lesson that has shaped my life and guided my career,” Meyer says in the release. “When I jotted down the first Shake Shack menu, it was my favorite childhood food memories that most inspired me, and I’m thrilled that Shake Shack has at last found a home in my hometown.”

In addition to all the Shack classics, the Central West End Shack will be serving special menu items:

  •  Mound City Double: Double provel cheeseburger topped with all-natural smoked Niman Ranch bacon and STL sauce
  • Central West BLEND: Vanilla custard, salted caramel sauce and Park Avenue Coffee gooey butter cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie: Chocolate Custard, Winslow’s Home chocolate chip cookie, Askinosie dark chocolate chunks and salted caramel sauce
  • Pie Oh My: Vanilla custard and slice of Pie Oh My! seasonal pie

Guests can wash burgers down with local brews from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, 4 Hands Brewing Co., and Schlafly Beer. Wine lovers can enjoy a glass of Shack RedTM and Shack WhiteTM wine from Gotham Project.

As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®, The Central West End Shack will donate 5 percent of sales from its Pie Oh My concrete to Forest Park Forever, a nonprofit conservancy that partners with the City of St. Louis to restore and maintain Forest Park.

Unique design elements of the St. Louis location include two permanent art pieces on its exterior windows by local artists, Noah MacMillan and Adam Koon. Vintage photos from the St. Louis Cardinals archive will be displaying on the walls of the Shack.

The Shack will open with the Shack App, allowing guests to order Shake Shack exactly when they want it, right from their phone. With the Shack App, guests can select their food, choose an available pickup time and it will be cooked-to-order and timed to their arrival.

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