Continuing their insatiable desire for expansion, Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack chain will add Long Island, N.Y., to its growing list of locations on Nov. 10 at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City, N.Y. Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti sums up the move thusly, "Ever since opening Union Square Café in 1985, we’ve welcomed guests from all over Long Island to our USHG restaurants in New York City. Our friends from out east have become some of our most loyal and ardent fans. We are thrilled to finally bring a Shack closer to our Long Island guests, at the crossroads of Nassau County." The restaurant will sport the Shack’s first ever solar-paneled roof, which will produce roughly 10 percent of the restaurant’s energy.
When the doors open at 11 a.m., hungry Long Islanders will get their fill of griddled burgers and flat-top hot dogs, but the dessert menu is where the real action lies. Signature concretes for the Garden City location include the Westberry (vanilla custard, strawberry jam, Belgian waffles, and cinnamon sugar), the Malt Whitman (vanilla custard, Brooklyn’s Mast Brothers Shake Shack blend chocolate, malt powder, and banana bread from Port Washington’s Main Street Bakery), and the Old Country Rocky Road (chocolate custard, marshmallow sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough, and almonds).
As part of their continued community outreach efforts, this Shack will partner with Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization.