Shake Shack bringing unique Canadian item to Toronto for its opening this summer

The anticipation is building as iconic American chain Shake Shack confirms its arrival at one of the city’s busiest intersections, Yonge and Dundas. And, it’s creating a special Canadian menu item to celebrate.

Shake Shack will introduce the Maple Salted Pretzel Shake. This offering blends Shake Shack’s velvety vanilla frozen custard with the rich essence of pure Canadian maple syrup, paying homage to Canada’s iconic maple syrup industry while infusing a local twist into Shake Shack’s traditional fare.

Famous for its ShackBurgers and crinkle-cut fries, the first Canadian location is scheduled to occupy a 5,500-square-foot space on the northeast corner of Yonge and Dundas.

“We are thrilled to confirm the rumours and open our doors at Yonge and Dundas, marking the beginning of a delicious journey for Canadians,” said Billy Richmond, Business Director at Shake Shack Canada. “We’re excited to serve up our signature Shack classics along with some Canadian exclusives that we’ve developed with our local culinary partners to be enjoyed amongst Toronto’s dynamic cityscape.”

Embracing its tradition of quality ingredients, hospitality, and community engagement, Shake Shack eagerly anticipates becoming an integral part of the Toronto community.


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The company is embarking on a partnership with Toronto-based artist Briony Douglas to infuse the new spot with a little taste of local art. Douglas has designed an exclusive art installation to inaugurate Shake Shack’s presence in Toronto, adding a splash of creativity to the urban landscape. The installation, which was unveiled on April 30 at the site, embodies the fusion of Shake Shack’s distinct aesthetic with the city’s dynamic spirit.

“I’ve been a big fan of the Shake Shack brand for a long time and I’m thrilled to be working on this project to help give back to those in need,” said Briony Douglas. “It’s an exciting opportunity to blend my artistic vision with the infectious energy and community that both Shake Shack and the city of Toronto embodies.”

The original Shake Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the Company has expanded to over 520 locations including internationally in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Mexico City, Istanbul, Dubai, Tokyo, and Seoul.