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Shake Shack Is Coming To Rice Village Next Year

Even MORE Danny Meyer greatness is coming to Houston

Will Houston's second Shake Shack look like this Austin outpost?
Will Houston's second Shake Shack look like this Austin outpost?
Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

The expansion of Shake Shack, restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Manhattan-based upscale take on the fast food burger, has happened dramatically fast. Over the past several months, Shake Shack has announced plans to open locations across Texas, with the first Houston outpost coming to The Galleria later this year.

Now, it appears as if a second location is already in the works. Announced via release today, Shake Shack will open a second Houston location at Rice Village. The burger joint will take over a space currently occupied by La Madeleine at the intersection of Kirby Drive and Amherst. “For Rice Village, the addition of Shake Shack is a real game changer,” says Rice Village General Manager Donna Molho in a statement. “It’s a big part of our goal to create a fresh, vibrant experience for our shoppers.”

No official opening date for Shake Shack’s Rice Village location has yet been announced, but you can expect for those perfectly-griddled burgers and crinkle-cut fries to land by “late 2017.” A more concrete opening date will be announced early next year, but if you can’t wait that long for your fix, Shake Shack’s location at The Galleria mall will open by the end of the year.