The rumors are true: Shake Shack is definitely opening in the former Yeah Burger space at Westside Provisions District early next year. And this latest location features a walk-up window for picking up online orders.
The Howell Mill Road restaurant marks the fourth in-town location of the New York-based burger chain, and becomes the eight location overall in metro Atlanta. A Shake Shack opened August 3 at Lenox Square in Buckhead, preceded in April by the opening of a Shake Shack right outside the gates to the 12th Street entrance of Piedmont Park. Two other city locations reside on Peachtree Road in Buckhead and on the Eastside Beltline trail in the Old Fourth Ward.
Yeah Burger closed in June after 12 years at Westside Provisions District, following a tumultuous two years in business for owners Erik Maier and Kelly Wallace, which began with the temporary closures of Yeah Burger on Howell Mill Road and in Virginia-Highland at the start of the pandemic. Yeah Burger never reopened in Virginia-Highland. The space is now home to a location of Farm Burger.
The reopening of Yeah Burger on Howell Mill Road in November 2021 included the contentious debut of a much-hyped “100% plant-based” menu. But profit losses forced Maier and Wallace to return to serving meat on the menu just three months later.
The opening of Shake Shack at Westside Provisions District aligns with the substantial transformation and turnover in retail and restaurants occurring along this busy stretch of Howell Mill between 14th and 8th streets over the last five years.
Adjacent to Westside Provisions District, Star Metals and the Interlock are finally nearing completion. Both complexes feature a mix of new residences, restaurants, and retail. Two other large, mixed-used developments are currently under construction up the street: the Osprey at the corner of Howell Mill and 10 Street and 8West at the corner of Howell Mill and 8th Street.
A second Atlanta location of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken opened August 3 across from the Osprey on 10th Street.