Shake Shack Domain Opens Next Week

Cult burger stand debuts two new concretes

Texas Twister (l), Uchi-koncrete, the Hopscotch (photo by Mari Hernandez)

Earrings. Diptychs. Olsen twins. Good things come in pairs. It's only natural that Shake Shack would want to duplicate its local success with a second spot. We know that yout have been feverishly anticipating an opening day for the new outpost in the Domain. Lucky for you, we know a secret.

It’s time for you to get your affairs in order and tell your family goodbye. At 11am on Wednesday, August 26, you will be standing in line, jealously eyeing the superfan who already ordered a Lockhart Link Burger (that’s the one with the Kreuz Market jalapeño sausage) and crinkle fries. You’ll briefly consider stealing one from her tray, but you’re better than that. We always knew you were a stand-up guy.

So we’ll let you in on another secret. The Shack is introducing two new concretes at the Domain to amp up the local flavor. The Texas Twister combines chocolate custard, chocolate-covered pretzels, marshmallow sauce, and chocolate sprinkles. The Hopscotch starts with vanilla custard, adding caramel sauce, chocolate toffee, and Kiskadee chocolate chunks. So far our forensic team has still not found any hard evidence to back the claim that sorcery was involved. But you can rest assured that we’ll keep investigating.

The Uchi-koncrete (miso hazelnut blondie, huckleberry jam, vanilla custard), first introduced at the South Lamar Shack, will be on the menu at the Domain as well. Five percent of those sales will go to Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin, and employees will volunteer at organization events throughout the year.

Like the South Lamar location, the Domain shop will have a focus on sustainability – from solar panels on the roof to tabletops salvaged from bowling lanes. And there will be a commitment to local sourcing in the beer (Karbach, Real Ale, Austin Eastciders, and Hops & Grain are all on the menu). Unlike South Lamar, the location will feature a large back patio with bocce ball and lounge furniture.

Consider that your just reward for not stealing that fry.

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