In the coming months, Montrose will become home to Shake Shack’s third Houston outpost.
The New York City-based burger chain has signed 15-year lease on a shuttered Burger King at 1002 Westheimer Road, according to Swamplot. A memorandum of lease, filed with the Harris County Clerk’s office on February 9, was provided to Eater and confirms that location. The arrival of a Montrose outpost would bring Space City’s total Shake Shack count to three, joining an outpost at the Galleria and the Rice Village location that is expected to open very soon. PaperCity reports that outpost could be serving burgers and crinkle fries as early as February 28.
Sadly, it’s unlikely that Shake Shack will preserve the drive-thru in Burger King’s building, as the chain has vowed to never bring the trappings of fast-food to its more upscale environment. “We spend five times what a fast food chain spends on design,” Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti told The Connecticut Post. “Their model is to get you in and out. We will never do a drive through.”
Eater has reached out to Shake Shack for more details on its Montrose expansion. Stay tuned for an opening timeline.