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Popular American Fast Food Restaurant Opens New UK Location

  • **Shake Shack** to open its first train station location in **St. Pancras International, London**.
  • New spot marks Shake Shack's **17th UK outlet**, offering a menu of breakfast burgers, fries, and exclusive treats.
  • Expansion reflects Shake Shack's growth from a New York hotdog cart to a global fast-food player with **430 outlets**.

In a move that's sure to get mouths watering, Shake Shack, the American burger behemoth known for its humble beginnings as a hotdog cart, is about to make a grand entrance into the UK's busiest train station, St. Pancras International. This latest venture presents travelers with a tasty opportunity to grab their favorite burgers and crinkle-cut fries right before they board their trains.

Salma Ouaguira at The Sun shared that this addition to Shake Shack's locations will serve up not only the brand's beloved menu items, including breakfast options and the unique Shack Meister Ale but will also feature exclusive treats designed specifically for the Eurostar terminal's transient patrons. This establishment will become Shake Shack's 17th in the UK, following its initial launch in Covent Garden in 2013, and marks its second foray into a travel hub, accompanying the outlet in Gatwick Airport's North Terminal.


The chain's UK presence has gradually spread beyond London to places like Essex, Oxford, and Cardiff, signaling a robust expansion strategy. Randy Garutti, the brain behind the original hot dog cart and now a director at Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, has seen the brand burgeon to 430 restaurants globally.

This announcement comes amidst a wave of expansion in the UK's fast-food and retail sectors. Wingstop, for instance, has plans to unfurl 15 new outlets across the UK, a move that Lemon Pepper Holdings suggests will generate up to 750 new jobs. Meanwhile, the UK high street is seeing its own shifts, with WHSmith, B&M, and Asda all announcing new openings, contrasted by closures from other brands like KFC, indicating the volatile nature of the retail and hospitality industries post-pandemic.

The landscape of the UK's dining and shopping scene continues to evolve, with both challenges and opportunities lying ahead. Shake Shack's new venture is a testament to the enduring appeal of well-loved brands and their capacity to adapt and thrive in changing environments.

Tom Church, Co-Founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, commented, "Shake Shack's expansion into St. Pancras International is an exciting development for the UK's fast-food scene. It's a clear sign of the brand's successful adaptation and growth, offering commuters and travelers a taste of American classics right before their journeys. This move not only diversifies dining options within the UK's travel hubs but also reflects the broader trends of retail and restaurant expansion amidst a landscape of closures and challenges."

Comments+20 points

Oh no, not another fast-food business coming to England. I assumed only affluent passengers will be able to afford their price tab.


In contrast Papa John's is closing 10% of its outlets due to being loss making and many others are struggling from what someone else said in another forum so more closures may come. Admittedly they are a bit crap. I tried them and wouldn't say they were any better than many supermarket pizzas yet cost about 3x the price or more.

McDonalds make money by having extremely cheap low quality food that still tastes good and great marketing. These chains often have appalling underlying quality compared to local companies selling similar products.

When I hear of new US chains coming to the UK I feel its a race to the bottom rather than anything good. Often its a franchise so prices are always inflated due to the franchise costs.

Always check other options because the less marketed restaurant is often better quality food at similar or better prices.

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