Shake Shack now open at University Town Center in Sarasota

Apr 22, 2019

The first Shake Shack on the West Coast of Florida officially opened April 16 at University Town Center (UTC) in Sarasota. UTC is the premier retail and restaurant destination located at Interstate 75 and University Parkway.


“It’s testament to the ongoing success of the UTC district that Shake Shack chose this location for its debut on the West Coast of Florida,” said Mark Chait, executive director of leasing for UTC developer Benderson Development. “Shake Shack is an iconic brand, and we’re thrilled to add it to the diverse range of dining options at UTC.”


The popular burger-and-shake chain is located at the entrance to the Mall at UTC, sharing an intersection with Super Target, Fidelity, Charles Schwab and California Pizza Kitchen.


Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in New York City’s Madison Square Park. It established itself as a permanent kiosk in 2004 and has grown to include more than 210 locations worldwide. It is renowned for its delicious burgers, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries, frozen custard and specialty shakes.