Shake Shack opens its first Rhode Island location on March 20th

Shake Shack has announced it will open the doors to its first Rhode Island location in Providence on Wednesday, March 20th at 11 a.m. The Shack will be located at 249 Thayer Street in the College Hill neighborhood, just moments away from Brown University and RISD.

“Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and griddled flat-top dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries and more,” a press release announcing their new location states. “A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world”.

In addition to the classics, the Thayer Street Shack will be spinning up a unique selection of frozen custard concretes:

●     Pie Oh My: Vanilla Custard with a slice of Four & Twenty seasonal pie

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●     Chocolate Thayer Cake: Chocolate custard, Shack fudge sauce, PVDonuts chocolate sea salt donut, chocolate toffee

●     À La Rhode: Vanilla custard, salted caramel, malt powder, banana, chocolate sprinkles

Guests can wash their burgers down with local brews from Narragansett BeerFoolproof Brewing Company and Whalers Brewing Company plus Shake Shack’s exclusive Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale. Wine lovers can enjoy a glass of Shack RedTM and Shack WhiteTM wine from the Gotham Project.

As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®the Thayer Street Shack will donate 5% of sales from our Pie Oh My concrete to the Thayer Street District Management Authority’s Public Art Fundan organization that partners with local community members to bring public art projects to the Thayer Street District.

The 2,611square-foot Shack will feature ample seatings for guests as well as custom mural by Jing Wei, a RISD alum who spends her time drawing soft people and imaginary worlds. In keeping with Shake Shack’s commitment to green architecture and eco-friendly construction, the Thayer Street Shack’s tabletops will be made by CounterEvolution using reclaimed bowling alley lanes; chairs will be designed by Uhuru using sustainable materials; and booths will be crafted by Staach using lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Snag some swag! The first 100 people in line when doors open at 11 a.m. will receive a custom Jing Wei notebooks and tote bags.

Shake Shack is now hiring full-time and part-time team members – no previous experience required! Apply online at