Shake Shack is planning its first location in Kansas at Town Center Plaza in Leawood.
On Tuesday night, the Planning Commission approved plans for the demolition of the existing On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina building (which closed in October) and its replacement with two buildings – one which would be a multi-tenant retail building and another that would house Shake Shack.
Shake Shack is described as a “modern day roadside burger stand.” In a statement, Andrew McCaughan, vice president of development at Shake Shack, said: “We are always in search of distinctive community gathering places. Town Center Plaza is a bustling retail destination to bring our modern roadside burger stand. We’re thrilled to open in Leawood and provide the local community a fun place for to gather with family and friends.”
Shake Shack is slated to open summer 2019.