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Shake Shack Opens on the Eastside Beltline Trail This Saturday

The Shack begins slinging burgers and shakes this weekend at the Edge in the Old Fourth Ward

Jessica Giesey
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Get ready for Shake Shack on the Beltline. The Danny Meyer-back burger restaurant opens its fourth Atlanta location on Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. in the Edge complex along the Eastside trail. And, the first lucky 100 in line for the Old Fourth Ward (O4W) opening this Saturday get a free, custom Social Status t-shirt.

In addition to Shack classics like the ShackBurger, flat-top hot dogs, shakes, and crinkle fries, the O4W location is offering frozen custards with a local slant such as a vanilla concrete called Pie Oh My made with H&F Bread Company’s pecan pie and another with salted caramel sauce, dark chocolate chunks, and chocolate toffee from Krog Street Market’s Xocolatl chocolates. There’s also a hat tip to Georgia in the Peachtree shake made with peaches and salted caramel.

Five percent of all Pie Oh My sales go to benefit restaurant nonprofit Giving Kitchen.

But, the local spin at this Shake Shack doesn’t end with the food. The O4W location includes several local beers from Monday Night Brewing, SweetWater Brewing Company, Three Taverns Brewery, and Creature Comforts as well as wine.

Atlanta-based design firm Smith Hanes incorporated recycled and sustainable materials into the eco-friendly interior at Shake Shack-O4W. Booths for the restaurant consist of lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Table tops were created by CounterEvolution from reclaimed bowling alley lanes. Atlanta artist David Fratu created a mural for the restaurant’s outdoor patio.

Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Beltline beer garden, Cold Beer, and all-day cafe and wine bar Hazel Jane’s are among the Shack’s future neighbors at the Edge. The Edge features apartments, restaurants, and retail just beyond the Edgewood Avenue bridge on the Eastside trail.

Shake Shack has locations in Buckhead, at the Perimeter, and on Concourse A at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

670 DeKalb Avenue NE, Suite 103, Atlanta.

Creature Comforts

271 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30601 (706) 410-1043 Visit Website

Monday Night Brewing

670 Trabert Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 352-7703 Visit Website

SweetWater Brewing Company

195 Ottley Drive Northeast, , GA 30324 (770) 876-0251 Visit Website

Shake Shack

4031 Hillsboro Pike, , TN 37215 (615) 610-6326 Visit Website