Shake Shack Inc.’s long-awaited introduction to Latin America will finally come next year, with plans to open in Mexico City with partner Grupo Toks in 2019.

Shake Shack is partnering with Grupo Toks, a leading food and retail group based in Mexico City with more than 40 years of knowledge and experience, to launch the first Shack in the region. Together they plan to open 30 total Shacks in Mexico through 2028.

“We couldn’t be more excited about launching in Mexico,” says Michael Kark, Vice President of Global Licensing at Shake Shack. “For years our fans have been asking for Shake Shack to land in their neighborhood, and we’re thrilled to partner with Grupo Toks to build a place for the CDMX community to gather for a ShackBurger.”

“This is a special day for us as we announce our partnership with Shake Shack. We are very proud to introduce this great place to Mexico City and later to other cities in the country,” says Juan Carlos Alverde Losada, CEO of Grupo Toks. “The mission of Shake Shack [Stand For Something Good] is perfectly aligned with the values of Grupo Toks, and we are excited to connect food lovers with the premium ingredients, service and hospitality that Shake Shack offers.”

In keeping with its mission to Stand For Something Good, Shake Shack intends to work with local purveyors and producers to create a one-of-a-kind Shack for the Mexico City community. The menu will feature Shake Shack’s signature items including the ShackBurger, Shack-cago Dog, classic crinkle-cut fries, beer, wine and frozen custard ice cream.

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