The renowned New York City burger chain Shake Shack will open its first Tampa Bay location Monday in the new Midtown Tampa development, and it will be donating a portion of its opening day profits to a local charity.
One dollar from each sandwich sale on Monday will be donated to Feeding Tampa Bay, the chain announced in a news release. The location, at 1011 Gramercy Lane, is the first for the chain in the Tampa Bay area and will celebrate its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The restaurant will regularly operate at those hours Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The grand opening will kick off at 10:30 a.m. Monday with a ribbon cutting featuring Tampa mayor Jane Castor as well as representatives from the South Tampa Chamber, Midtown Tampa developer Bromley Companies and Feeding Tampa Bay.
The charitable donation serves as part of the chain’s overall Stand for Something Good campaign. Feeding Tampa Bay, associated with the national Feeding America network, helps provide assistance to more than one million food-insecure households across its 10-county coverage area in West Central Florida.
“We are so excited to finally open our doors in Midtown Tampa,” says Shake Shack chief development officer Andrew McCaughan in the release. “Years in the making, our debut Tampa location will be one of the development’s first restaurants to open, featuring a big, welcoming patio and beautifully designed interiors. We can’t wait to expand our footprint in Central Florida and finally bring our classics to the greater Tampa Bay community!”
The original Shake Shack location opened in New York City’s Madison Square Park section in 2004. The chain has since expanded into 27 states and Washington, D.C., plus more than 100 international locations.
Midtown Tampa, situated on 23 acres just south of Interstate 275 near Dale Mabry Highway, bills itself as a first-of-its-kind mixed-use development connecting Downtown Tampa and the Westshore District. Full construction is expected to be completed later this year.