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Scenes From Shake Shack’s First Day In Houston

Spoiler alert: the lines were long

The Shack has landed
Ellie Sharp

On Friday, Houston’s long and painful wait for Shake Shack was officially over. The restaurant kicked open the doors at 11 a.m. and plenty of Houstonians showed up to check out the NYC-based burger chain’s meaty offerings.

Before the doors even opened, folks had gathered outside the door at 5015 Westheimer for their first taste of Shack Burgers, fries, and concretes. If the opening crowds are any indication, the restaurant has prepared to serve a whopping 2,000 customers per day in the coming months.

Folks in Houston seem to be mixed on the Shack’s arrival — some think that the city doesn’t need another imported burger chain, but it’s clear that there are plenty of people who are excited about its debut in Houston. Which is probably a good thing, considering that Shake Shack will open another location in Rice Village next year.

Eater photographer Ellie Sharp headed to Shake Shack on opening day to catch a glimpse of the space and check out the scene.

Ellie Sharp
Ellie Sharp
Ellie Sharp
Ellie Sharp
Ellie Sharp
Ellie Sharp
Ellie Sharp

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