Shake Shack to open first drive-thru location

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Another restaurant chain is emphasizing its drive-thru business.

Shake Shack will open its first-ever location with a drive-thru ordering option in mid-late 2021, at Vineland Pointe, a 450,000-sq.-ft. center in Orlando, Florida. The company plans to expand to five to eight drive-thrus across the U.S. by mid-year.

The Vineland Pointe Shack’s drive-thru will feature a digital menu board, a two-lane ordering system and a separate pick up window for convenience. The 3,300-sq.-ft. location will be constructed with recycled and sustainable materials and will also have an outdoor patio with ample seating.

Founded in 2004 with a location in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, Shake Shack has expanded to more than 300 locations in 30 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, including more than 100 international locations around the world.

“We are thrilled to expand our presence in Orlando,” said Andrew McCaughan, chief development officer of Shake Shack, which has expanded from its original Manhattan location to “The Vineland Pointe development is the perfect location to debut our first drive-thru. We are excited to bring the Shake Shack experience to guests in a new way, pairing our classic community gathering experience with the ability to enjoy our signature menu within the comfort of their own cars.” 

Vineland Pointe was developed by O’Connor Capital Partners.

“As part of Phase 3 at Vineland Pointe, the first Shake Shack drive-thru will offer a terrific casual dining experience alongside premium retail,” said Bill O’Connor, CEO of O’Connor Capital Partners. “We are very pleased to be bringing this iconic restaurant operator both to the local community and Orlando visitors.”