Announced in January and initially hoped and expected to be ready by the end of the year at the corner of 30th and Larimer, Denver is now looking at a minimum wait of 167 days for its first chance at experiencing a Shack Attack. In August, Shake Shack’s CEO Randall Garutti listed the forthcoming RiNo location as a member of the “great class of 2018 Shacks” and founder and owner Danny Meyer narrowed that timetable down a little more, telling 5280 magazine’s Denise Mickelsen the chain is pushing for a spring 2018 opening in May at the latest.
The 3,500-square-foot restaurant will include 1,003-square-foot of patio seating on both sides of the corner plot and an interior design featuring tabletops made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes and chairs and booths built with lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
On the menu, frozen custard concretes sourced from local Denver food purveyors, plus the famous favorites like the SmokeShack cheeseburger and vegetarian ’Shroom Burger, flat top hot dogs and crinkle cut fries. Details of any exclusive Denver menu options have yet to be announced.