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Sacramento’s first Shake Shack coming to midtown’s Ice Blocks

Shake Shack will open its first Sacramento location in the Ice Blocks later this year or early 2020, a spokeswoman said.
Shake Shack will open its first Sacramento location in the Ice Blocks later this year or early 2020, a spokeswoman said.

Sacramento’s first Shake Shack location will open in the Ice Blocks.

The fast food restaurant will open in late 2019 or early 2020 at 1710 R St., Suite 190, spokeswoman Meg Castranova confirmed in an email to The Sacramento Bee on Friday. It’ll be about 3,500 square feet with a large outdoor patio across the street from Beast + Bounty, Castranova said.

Shake Shack has developed a cult following similar to In-N-Out or Whataburger thanks to its crinkle-cut fries, frozen custard concretes and juicy burgers. The Ice Blocks restaurant will be partially constructed with recycled materials, including table tops made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes, Castranova said.

Ice Blocks developer Michael Heller confirmed that leases had been signed with Shake Shack, securing a midtown location for the New York-based burger chain.

New York restaurateur Danny Meyer founded Shake Shack in 2004 and has overseen its expansion to 220 locations nationwide. This will be just the fourth location in Northern California, following stores in Larkspur, San Francisco and Palo Alto.

The Ice Blocks, a three-block development situated around R Street and 17th Street, is comprised of residential lofts, office space and boutique outlets.

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