Shake Shack opens Tuesday, December 20, at Westside Provisions District, taking over the former Yeah Burger space at the Howell Mill Road dining and retail complex. Yeah Burger closed in June after 12 years there.
In addition to its dining room and covered patio, this location features a walk-up window for picking up online orders.
During the grand opening on Tuesday, Shake Shack plans to donate $1 for every sandwich sold that day to the Giving Kitchen, an Atlanta-based nonprofit providing crisis grants and assistance to restaurant workers. The organization has assisted more than 11,000 food industry workers since its founding in 2013 and awarded over 7.4 million dollars in crisis funding. In 2019, Giving Kitchen was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the James Beard Foundation.
With the Howell Mill Road opening, the Westside Provisions District Shake Shack becomes the fourth in-town Atlanta location of the burger chain. Earlier this year, two locations opened at Lenox Square in Buckhead and in Midtown at the 12th Street entrance to Piedmont Park. Two other locations reside on Peachtree Road in Buckhead and on the Eastside Beltline trail in the Old Fourth Ward, as well as at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, in Alpharetta, and at the Perimeter.
The opening of yet another nationally recognized chain restaurant along this stretch of Howell Mill Road between 14th and 8th streets tracks with the substantial transformation this area has seen over the last five years.
Developments Star Metals and the Interlock will likely both reach completion in the next two years and currently include new restaurants like Velvet Taco, Sweetgreen, sushi bar Kinjo Room, Wagamama, rooftop bar and restaurant L.O.A, and mini golf restaurant Puttshack. More restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots are expected to open in the coming months at each development, including dart bar and restaurant Flight Club, pizzeria Humble Pie, and omakase restaurant Sushi Hayakawa, further cementing the area as an entertainment and dining district in Atlanta.
A second Atlanta location of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken recently opened just up the road from Star Metals, the Interlock, and Westside Provisions District at the corner of 10th Street and Howell Mill Road.
As development continues here, Atlanta public transit advocates are calling for the installation of dedicated bus rapid transit lanes and more frequent bus service to help ease traffic congestion.
Open Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.