Today marks opening day for Shake Shack’s first North County outpost, the inaugural sit-down restaurant at One Paseo; several other big-name eateries, including Salt & Straw Ice Cream and Tender Greens, with roll out in March, with openings continuing through the summer.
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the 2,898-square-foot eatery includes custom murals, tabletops made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes, and booths built with sustainable lumber; this location features a ping-pong table on a spacious wrap-around patio and is the first Shake Shack in San Diego to feature cashless kiosks in addition to its cashier stations. Pro tip: save even more time by using their mobile ordering app.
Among the new burgers is the SoCal-exclusive Roadside Double, a double Swiss cheeseburger topped with Dijon mustard and onions simmered in bacon and beer. Frozen custard features in treats ranging from a Cherry Blossom seasonal shake to a Strawberry Sunset concrete made with vanilla custard, strawberry purée, rainbow sprinkles, and sugar cone, which is exclusive for One Paseo. There’s also Modern Times Beer’s Fortunate Islands on tap and other local brews in cans and bottles.
Next up is a branch in Little Italy opening next month at the corner of India and Grape. Shake Shack San Diego Area Director Carl McClure told Eater that the San Diego market has exceeded the company’s expectations, so there is a definite possibility for additional expansion in the area.