The popular burger chain Shake Shack has drawn a consistent crowd at its first Washington location in downtown Seattle next to Amazon’s headquarters. Now the restaurant is headed east across Lake Washington to cater to more tech workers with a second spot in a mixed-use development called Kirkland Urban.
Situated on 11.5 acres in Kirkland, Wash., the sprawling complex features office space, apartments, retail and restaurants. The new Shake Shack will be located at 300 Peter Kirk Lane and the grand opening is Saturday at 11 a.m.
Kirkland Urban has already attracted Topgolf, the virtual golf center, as well as an office location for Seattle-based Tableau Software, which signed a lease for 92,000 square feet on three floors of Urban North.
Google has also been linked to the complex as either a tenant or buyer of office space for some time, though the company has yet to confirm the rumors. The tech giant first arrived in Kirkland nearly 15 years ago and has since grown its Seattle-area footprint to more than 3,000 employees, including a huge new complex in Amazon’s backyard.
Serving a mix of burgers, chicken sandwiches, flat-top hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries, frozen custard and more, Shake Shack has more than 230 locations in 26 states. The location near Amazon opened last October and features a burger called the Montlake Double Cut, with beef sourced by Seattle startup Crowd Cow, creators of a digital butcher platform.
The 3,664 square-foot Kirkland Shake Shack will feature an outdoor patio and the first 100 people in line when doors open Saturday will receive a custom Shake Shack Yeti tumbler.