A Much-Anticipated Restaurant Opening…Shake Shack Chicago

Aria Group Architects would like to congratulate Union Square Hospitality Group on bringing new Shake Shack locations to the Midwest starting with two Chicago Shacks. The first of these, at 66 E Ohio Street in the former location of the Harley Davidson dealership, opens today. Another one will follow up shortly afterwards in early 2015 in the new Chicago Athletic Association Hotel at Michigan Avenue and Madison Street.

Aria Group has been involved with the Shake Shack concept since 2010 and has been an important part of creating a more streamlined process throughout the growth of multiple locations around the country. Aria Group was also the concept designer for Shake Shack Westport, CT and University City, PA.

In Chicago, our hometown, Aria Group’s expertise with multi-unit restaurants made a potentially difficult permitting process go more smoothly. According to Andrew McCaughan, Director of Real Estate and Design for Shake Shack, “Aria Group is dedicated to their clients’ success. We have seen their professionalism and expertise on numerous projects over the years, and we value them as partners in our continued growth. We are thrilled to finally have a Shack in their hometown of Chicago.”

The Aria Group team is glad to be part of the expansion of this great concept and look forward to many more openings of Shake Shack!