Brace for burger impact: Shake Shack is plotting a second Minnesota outpost in Edina. The Star Tribune reports that the east coast burger chain has submitted a proposal for a free standing 5,000 square foot restaurant with a patio on the northwest corner of Southdale Center at the intersection of 66th Street and France Avenue South.
The quality fast-food concept was dreamed up by restaurateur Danny Meyer and CEO Randy Garutti over coffee on a scrap of paper as a hot dog cart. The business grew quickly to become a hamburger destination with famous crinkle-cut fries and “concretes,” ice cream blended into yumminess with mix-in flavors.
Minnesota got its first Shake Shack at the Mall of America in June of last year. That location has special-dedicated concretes and uses Minnesota beef from Revier Cattle Co. in Olivia. The state rejoiced with long lines and ravenous Instagraming.
Once the plans are approved by the city of Edina, the countdown to burger time will begin.