ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Expect a crowd at West Pine and Euclid this morning as Shack Shack finally opens its doors at 11 a.m.

General Manager Ryan Hooks moved to St. Louis after opening two Shake Shacks in Philadelphia. He describes the Central West End community as amazing.

“It’s very close-knit; we have partnerships obviously with Gerard and his team over at Brasserie and Taste, and also a partnership with Forest Park Forever, which we’re super excited about celebrating,” he says.

Gerard is James Beard Award-winning chef Gerard Craft who partnered with Shake Shack on last month’s pop up at his Porano Pasta restaurant on Washington Avenue. A thousand people came out that day to get a taste of the famous Shake Shack burgers.

Last Friday’s friends and family preview of the new restaurant was a fundraiser for Forest Park Forever.

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