The countdown to Shake Shack begins: T-minus 24 hours.
. According to a press release issued this week, doors will open at 11 a.m.
The popular eatery will be located at 49 Boylston St., at The Street in Chestnut Hill. It is the chain's first Boston-area location.
“Chestnut Hill is a thriving community with easy access to downtown Boston, Newton and Brookline, as well as close proximity to Boston College,” Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti said in the press release. “We’re very excited to be here, and look forward to this Shack becoming a true neighborhood hangout.”
According to the press release, the Chestnut Hill Shake Shack has been constructed with a number of recycled and sustainable materials. The restaurant's walls are made of reclaimed wood from an old paper mill in Holyoke, MA, tabletops are sourced from reclaimed bowling alley lanes and the tile floors are made up of recycled content.
WiFi will also be available at the Chestnut Hill location.
Shake Shack, part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, opened its first New York City location in 2001 as a Madison Square Park hot dog cart. It morphed into a permanent location in the same spot three years later and has now grown to locations in six states, the Middle East and Turkey. A London location will be opening later this year.
In addition to the Shake Shack staples, the Chestnut Hill menu will feature a few special concretes (the restaurant's frozen custards with mix-ins) designed specifically for the Boston-area location, the press release said. These items include Revere's Tracks (vanilla frozen custard, cheesecake blondie, peanut butter sauce and chocolate sprinkles) and the Lobstah Shell (vanilla frozen custard, lobster tail pastry shell from Boston’s North End, strawberry purée and ricotta cream).
The Chestnut Hill Shake Shack is also partnering with local non-profit Birthday Wishes, an organization that provides birthday parties for homeless children. According to the press release, five percent of sales from the Lobstah Shell concrete will benefit Birthday Wishes.
Shake Shack is opening in the former Rugged Bear space and will join a slew of new retail shops and restaurants at The Street, which recently.
In addition to Shake Shack, The Street is also welcoming a new Sports Club/LA, Pinkberry, Bernard's, , lululemon, City Sports, Polarn O. Pyret and a Showcase Super Lux theatre.
The new shops and restaurants are opening gradually, . More new spaces are expected to open later this month and the new Showcase Super Lux theatre will likely open in May, officials say.