While this might be the third location in the borough for the fast-casual burger joint in the borough, it’s the first in which you don’t need some sort of ticket before even getting online. Shake Shack is slated to open a location on the ground floor of the Queens Center Mall, DNAinfo reported, and will start serving burgers, fries and milkshakes sometime in 2016.
It was not immediately clear how many square feet Shake Shack took, the length of its lease at the shopping mall or the asking rents. Guy Mercurio, the vice president of national restaurant leasing for landlord Macerich, did not immediately return calls for comment. The identity of Shake Shack’s broker was not immediately known.
Shake Shack, which became a public company in January, has had a stand at CitiField since the ballpark opened in 2009, as well as one in John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Queens Center, located at 90-15 Queens Boulevard in the Elmhurst neighborhood of the borough, has recently drawn some top-name tenants. Apple is set to open its largest mall location there in the near future, as Commercial Observer reported earlier this month.
A spokesman for Shake Shack did not immediately respond to requests for comment.