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Shake Shack Announces Its First-Ever Drive Thru Location

Shake Shack has long been heralded amongst the top burger chains, often jostling against icons like In-N-Out for the number one spot in the country. Unlike most of its competitors, however, Shake Shack has never had a full drive thru location before.

That’s all going to change in the next couple of years, as the chain has decided to move forward with developing a dedicated drive thru concept. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, this location could have up to three lanes, with one for regular drive thru ordering and the others for mobile pickup orders.

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All of this comes as the coronavirus pandemic has hit Shake Shack hard. In the second quarter of this year, comparable sales were down by almost half, according to MarketWatch.

Shake Shack has also been adding curbside pickup to multiple locations, and is looking into cloud kitchens to deliver its food to more locations.

As for the drive thru location, there’s no clear locale that Shake Shack has chosen, but the goal is to have one open sometime in 2021. Once it does open, getting Shackburgers to your face will get a whole lot easier.

By Constantine Spyrou

Constantine's life revolves around eating, studying, and talking about food. He's obsessed with eggs, gyros, and the future of food.