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Shake Shack comes to I-Drive 360!

Soon… very soon. Like Wednesday, August 19th at 11am soon!

Speaking of, August has been a very lucky month for Shake Shack in Central Florida. If you haven’t read our first impressions of Shake Shack in Winter Park, go forth!

To have a store at the beWHEELdering I-Drive 360 complex is just… dangerous!

ALL THE FRIES!!!! I digress…

What’s in ‘store’ for us with Shake Shack number two? Two Orlando and I-Drive 360 themed custard concrete flavors and a local pie tie with some South Florida flavor;

  • Orlandough, a salty sweet chocolatey frozen treat with chocolate truffle cookie dough, marshmallow sauce and chocolate covered pretzels
  • Eye Drive, the anything but plain vanilla frozen custard with peanut butter sauce chocolate toffee and chocolate sprinkles
  • Key Lime Pie oh My, blends a slice of P is for Pie‘s classic Key Lime Pie with vanilla frozen custard

Happy times ahead for us as well as our local musical youth, so make sure you try the Eye Drive concrete. Shake Shack’s charitable heart, Stand For Something Good, will donate 5% of every Eye Drive sale to A Gift For Music!

More info from their press release is below:

We’re so thankful for the warm reception and continued support we’ve received from our fans since opening in Winter Park last year,” says Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti, “We’re excited to be a part of the dynamic I-Drive 360 destination and looking forward to this Shack being a part of the community, welcoming Orlando locals and visitors alike.

Situated in the shadow of the impressive Orlando Eye observation wheel, the Shack will be accessible to guests entering from the center’s bustling inner shopping circle or zipping in for a pit stop from International Drive, Orlando’s major thoroughfare. The expansive 50-seat raised open-air patio and recreational space is the perfect hangout spot—fully outfitted with both a shuffleboard and outdoor Bocce Ball court. Let the games begin!

As part of its community outreach efforts and commitment to Stand For Something Good®, the I-Drive Shack will donate 5% of sales from the Eye Drive concrete to A Gift for Music, a local non-profit program helping the Orlando area’s underserved youth reach their personal potential through quality music education.

The I-Drive Shack’s commitment to keep it local even carries over to its beer menu. Diners will be able to wash their burgers and fries down with Florida’s own Orange Blossom BreweryBack in the Day IPA and Cigar City Brewing Florida Cracker White Ale, as well as Shake Shack’s exclusive Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale. Wine lovers can enjoy a glass of organic and biodynamic Shack RedTM and Shack WhiteTM wine from Napa-based Frog’s Leap Winery.

As with every Shack, the design is in the details. The walls of the I-Drive Shack are clad in custom wooden wall panels, crafted from hand-axed, salvaged sinker pine from North Florida’s Suwanee River. An expansive, whimsical wall mural by St. Louis-based artist Noah Macmillanstretches the length of the back dining room and gives a subtle, Shack-filled nod to the flora and fauna of Central Florida’s abundant wildlife. In keeping with Shake Shack’s commitment to green architecture and eco-responsibility, energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment by Electrolux Professional and lighting are employed throughout the space. Chairs and booths are made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and tabletops are handcrafted from reclaimed bowling alley lanes by Brooklyn’s CounterEvolution—a longtime Shake Shack partner.

About Shake Shack
Shake Shack® is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers (no hormones added ever), hot dogs, frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, beer and wine (available at select locations), and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community-gathering place with widespread appeal. From its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its environmentally responsible designs and deep community investment, Shake Shack’s mission is to Stand For Something Good®. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has opened multiple locations in 12 states and the District of Columbia, as well as international locations including in London, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow and more.

Burger lovers rejoice! Shake Shack comes to Central Florida!

by @JenVargas (with a huge shoutout to Michelle over at City Surfing Orlando!)

New Yorkers know Shake Shack. Jimmy Fallon and Spiderman villain Dane Dehaan LOVE Shake Shack. Jon Stewart, of course, is aware of the hamburger establishment known as Shake Shack. Even Kathie Lee and Hoda are crushing on Shake Shack! What took us so long?!

You may be asking yourself one of two or three questions;

1) Why DIDN’T Central Florida have a Shake Shack sooner?

2) What the heck is a “Shake Shack” and why should I care about shakes or shacks, together or separately?

and, because I really want to know;

3) Is crack Shake Shack’s secret ingredient?


1) We don’t know what took Shake Shack so long. Clearly Central Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations IN THE WORLD, so naturally one might assume we were a given.

2) A little Shake Shack history, quoted directly from their mothership home page: “Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan created by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was quite the success, with Shack Fans lined up daily for three summers.
In 2004, USHG won the bid to open a permanent kiosk in the Park: Shake Shack was born. This modern day “roadside” burger stand serves up the most delicious burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more. An instant neighborhood fixture, Shake Shack welcomed people from all over the city, country and world who gathered together to enjoy fresh, simple, high-quality versions of the classics in a majestic setting. The rest, as they say, is burger history.”

3) Sources at Winter Park’s Shake Shack location could neither confirm nor deny said speculation of crack as an ingredient. Interesting to note, said sources also could not confirm nor deny the existence of Shake Shack’s Super Secret Menu locally. Hmmm… will continue to investigate both and keep you guys posted.

Top 5 COOL things about Shake Shack:
1) The C-Line. If you are only craving desserty type goodness, this line’s for you. Bypass the hungry Shakersby, get your custard and split.
2) The view off the back porch of Lake Killarney. Just trust us. Even if it’s hot and gross, dine on the back porch at sunset. It’s just… WOW. (There’s a ping pong table too!)
3) Community Love! They certainly don’t have to however, The Shack regularly donates %5 of sales from their Winter Wonderland Concrete (a dense custard with optional mix-ins) to Central Florida’s own BASE (Believe, Achieve, Support, Educate) Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation, which provides support for children and families living with cancer. Shake Shack’s Stand For Something Good blog is also awesome.
4) NO hormones or antibiotics. EVER. SS only serves 100% all-natural Angus beef.
5) CRINKLE. FRIES. With cheese… cheddar and American. My mouth runneth over!!

For people, check out GIFN‘s Orlando Shack Media Preview GIFs!

For food, heck out my Google Story below for a few visuals…