Just a few short months after Shake Shack's much anticipated South Lake Union opening, the white-hot national burger chain is planning a new location in Kirkland. They'll be one of 14 tenants in a giant new mixed-use development, per the Puget Sound Business Journal (password required), sharing the space with Evergreens Salad, Dough Zone, Caffe Ladro, Soi, and Heavy Restaurant Group. On the tech side of things, Tableau Software has a large office within the development, and there are rumors that Google is planning to rent a portion as well.
We followed up with Team Shake Shack, who said the 2,500-square-foot location will likely open in late summer or early fall, with booths of responsibly sourced wood and tabletops made of reclaimed bowling alley lanes. Like its sibling in Seattle (and pretty much every other Shake Shack) this location will augment its standard burgers, crinkle cut fries, and chicken sandwiches with "a selection of frozen concretes in collaboration with local food purveyors." The Seattle location, for example, makes an array of local concretes with Theo chocolate, brittle made from Sea Wolf croissants, and even whole slices from A La Mode Pies.
Stay tuned for more details as we have them.