NYC-Based Shake Shack Rumored To Be Opening New Location To San Diego's Pacific Beach Neighborhood

July 30, 2022

Rumors are swirling that New York City-based Shake Shack is opening a new San Diego location in Pacific Beach.

Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day "roadside" burger stand that has earned a cult-like following for its menu of Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, griddled flat-top dogs, frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries and more. Founded by celebrity chef Danny Meyer's in 2004, the first San Diego Shake Shack location opened in Westfield UTC in fall 2017 and there are now outposts in Mission Valley, One Paseo in Del Mar, Little Italy, within The Beacon La Costa in Carlsbad, and a branches set to open within Westfield Plaza Bonita mall in National City and at The Watermark development in Scripps Ranch.

It is rumored that a new location of Shake Shack will install in the 4,500 square-foot retail space last occupied by a branch of Five Guys at 1020 Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. The unit was leased by San Diego's Retail Insite. We reached out to representatives of Shake Shack and Retail Insite for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publishing.  

Originally founded by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, which owns and operates some of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern at the Museum of Modern Art, Maialino, North End Grill, Blue Smoke, and Marta - Shake Shack started out as a food cart inside NYC's Madison Square Park in 2004 and has since pioneered the creation of a new "fine casual" category in restaurants. Shake Shack now has nearly 400 locations around the world and is continuing an aggressive expansion.

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