Burger lovers, brace yourselves because the fourth Queens location of popular burger eatery Shake Shack, in Forest Hills, is set to open its doors on Thursday, May 26, according to a statement from the company.
Located at 71-26 Austin St. in Forest Hills, in the former space of the clothing store Strawberry, this standalone location of Shake Shack has been confirmed since November 2015.
DNAinfo has first reported last week that Shake Shack employees leaked that the new location will open this coming Thursday, May 26.
“Shake Shack is proud to announce that it will open in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens Thursday, May 26th at 11AM,” company wrote on its website.
In addition to Shake Shack classics, the Forest Hills location will feature three frozen custard concretes called Queens Bee (vanilla custard, marshmallow sauce, Liddabit Sweets honeycomb candy and strawberry purée), Hill of Beans (vanilla custard, Stumptown coffee beans, salted caramel sauce, chocolate truffle cookie dough and chocolate sprinkles) and the Austin Street Treat (chocolate custard, peanut butter sauce, sugar cone cookie and banana).
To wash down all the sweet as well as salty treats, Shake Shack at Austin Street will serve Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister® Ale, Blue Point, Captain Lawrence, Ithaca Beer Co. as well as Shack-exclusive Shack Red® and Shack White® wine from Frog’s Leap Winery, and half-bottles of Minetto Prosecco, Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma and Adelsheim Pinot Gris.
The popular fast food chain already runs three other Queens locations: one at JFK airport, one at Citi Field stadium, and the most recent location at the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst, which was also only the only Queens location that didn’t require a ticket to access.
Austin Street is a popular shopping corridor in Forest Hills. Snowdays, a popular shaved ice cream shop from California, as well as a Target, are opening on Austin Street soon as well.