In 2021, Shake Shack opened in Hoboken after several years of rumors and pushbacks — and in December, the burger spot expanded to Jersey City inside Newport Centre Mall. Now, Shake Shack has opened another JC location as of Thursday, April 27th, this one at 318 Grove Street. Read on for more about Shake Shack’s two locations in Jersey City.
The Grove Street Location
The newest Jersey City Shake Shack location is located at 318 Grove Street and is now open as of 11AM on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. The spot will be donating $1 for every burger or sandwich sold on opening day to The Community Food Bank of NJ. In addition, the first 100 guests will receive a piece of Shake Shack merch.
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About the Newport Centre Mall Location
Shake Shack’s first Jersey City location is officially opened as of November 30th, 2022, per JerseyDigs. The spot is located on the 3rd level of the dining pavilion inside Newport Centre Mall at 95 Christopher Columbus Drive near the Grove Street Path Plaza. On its opening day, Shake Shack donated $1 dollar from every sandwich and burger sold to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District originally shared the news via Instagram back in June, saying:
“We’re getting Shake Shack! 🍔 Right across from the Grove Path Plaza (95 Christopher Columbus Dr). We are so excited for all of the new, diverse restaurants opening in Historic Downtown this summer 👀 Follow our page to stay up to date on the new eats around Historic Downtown Jersey City 🌟p.s this is NOT the secret neighbor mentioned in yesterdays post 😉 #keepthemguessing #jceats #jerseycityeats #jerseycityrestaurants #njfoodie #shakeshack.”
Shake Shack in NJ + Nationwide
The original Shake Shack started out as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park back in 2001. In 2004, SS upgraded to a hot dog stand, and the milkshake brand didn’t get a brick-and-mortar restaurant until 2010. Now, years later, there are over 100 locations throughout the United States.
In New Jersey, the burger chain has expanded widely over the last few years, with locations in Eatontown, Paramus, Wall, Cherry Hill, Marlton, Wayne, Livingston, Hoboken — and now, two in Jersey City.
Back in 2017, Shake Shack was in talks to come to its current location in downtown Hoboken — the three vacant lots next to the Walgreens on 1st and Washington. Several setbacks and delays later — including Hoboken’s Zoning Board denying the plans at one point — the plans continued for the Hoboken location.
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In December of 2020, Shake Shack opened a pop-up location in Jersey City to test the waters, offering delivery to Hoboken as well.
In March 2021, the restaurant opened in the Mile Square.
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