Shake Shack opens today in the Third Ward

New York City-based burger chain Shake Shack opens today in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. The 220 E. Buffalo St. space is part of the recent 35,000-square-foot, five-story addition to the Mercantile Building. The restaurant sources ingredients for three of its menu items– the Brat Burger, Pie Oh My concrete, and the Buffalo Street Brownie concrete– from Usinger’s Famous Sausage in downtown Milwaukee, Honey Pie Cafe in Bay View, and Rocket Baby Bakery in Wauwatosa. It also serves Sprecher Root Beer and beer from Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Brewing Co., The Fermentorium, Miller Brewing Company and New Glarus Brewing Company.


Photos by Maredithe Meyer