Can You Handle All This Shake Shack?


By Afi Ibragimov and Milana Shindelman

Shake Shack opened its newest location in Wayne last month, located across from the AMC Movie Theater in the Willowbrook Mall. They partnered up with a local bakery to create three new unique desserts that will surely have lines going out the door.

The fast-food joint will be teaming up with Lincoln Park Bakery, who will be making the delicious cakes used in the eatery’s three new shakes called “concretes.” The creations include “Pie Oh My,” “Devil’s in the Details,” and “Hopscotch.”

Five percent of the profits from the sale of the pies will go to “The Julian Fund,” which is a charity located in Montvale that cares for families and children that are suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

The eatery is a massive 3,540 square feet, with plenty of space to hang out with friends, offering an outdoor patio with table-tops made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes. The booths are made from lumber that is certified from the Forest Stewardship Council. The chairs are also made from sustainable materials.

“We try to have the lowest possible carbon footprint when building a new Shake Shack,” said vice president of supply chain and menu innovation Jeff Amoscato, according to

“I love the burgers and fries from Shake Shack… the closer the place the better!” says burger enthusiast Angie Lamanna, a junior.

Some, however, are less excited about the new restaurant. “I think it’s wildly overrated,” says Michael Shale, history teacher and coach here at Hills. “But, if a portion of the proceeds will go to charity, it might be enough for me to go back,” he adds.

With its popular burgers and fires and new collection of unique desserts, Shake Shack is sure to draw many enthusiastic customers from all around Wayne.