With the grand opening of their Baltimore location this weekend, Shake Shack is slowly but surely taking over America’s burger scene. Not surprisingly, they’re also gaining traction overseas. Shake Shack just announced that they’ll be opening the burger joint’s first-ever Far East location in Tokyo in 2016.
For their move, Shake Shack is partnering with Sazaby League Limited, the same company that brought Starbucks to Japan. And they won’t stop at Tokyo: expect 10 more locations to open throughout Japan between now and 2020.
“We are absolutely thrilled to bring our first Shack to Tokyo. For years, a tremendous amount of fans have asked us when we would come to Japan,” said Randy Garutti, CEO of Shake Shack, in a press release. “We are incredibly honored to partner with Sazaby League, a world-class, proven operator with over forty years of expertise including tremendous success leading Starbucks’ first international venture. We are truly humbled to become a part of Japan’s thriving food scene.”
The Tokyo Shack will feature many of the fast casual restaurant’s well-known menu items, like the Shack Burger, Shack-cago Dog, crinkle-cut fries, and shakes.