USA. Concessions International (CI) and US “roadside” burger stand company Shake Shack have opened a new restaurant at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport Terminal C.

Travellers attending the grand opening were treated to free Shake Shack samples and merchandise giveaways.

The eatery is operated by CI in partnership with Southwest Minority Financial Group and H&H Hospitality. CI’s other ventures at the airport include Drew Pearson Sports 88, Genghis Grill and Einstein Bros Bagels.

Representatives from the three partners joined with City of Dallas and airport officials at a grand opening event this week.

Officially opening the new Shake Shack are, left to right, George Johnson (Southwest Minority Financial Group), Kirk Weiss (Concessions International), Carolyn Phillips (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport) and Michael Baldwin (Concessions International).

The restaurant – located near Gate C7 and open daily from 5am to 10pm – serves Shake Shack “classics” such as Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, flat-top Vienna beef dogs, frozen custard and crinkle-cut fries.

All Shack Shack burgers are made from 100% Angus beef.

Also on offer is a breakfast menu, which includes signature Shake Shack breakfast sandwiches. These feature combinations of pork sausage, Applewood smoked bacon, griddled cage-free eggs and American cheese.

One of Shake Shack’s signature breakfast sandwiches, served with Stumptown Coffee.

The drinks menu features coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, including an exclusive Stumptown Shack blend and Stumptown Cold Brew. Craft beer and wine are also available.

Shake Shack Vice President Global Licensing Michael Kark said: “We’re excited to kick off 2019 with the opening of our DFW Shack at one of the busiest airports in the world. We’re continually humbled by the support our Texas fans have shown us and we look forward to deepening that connection with the opening of the DFW Shack.” 

Frozen custards are a staple of the extensive Shake Shack menu.

Vice President of Concessions International for DFW Airport Zenola Campbell said: “DFW is proud to be the first airport in Texas to offer Shake Shack to customers, providing another world-famous brand in our busiest terminal, Terminal C.

“We continually look for partners who understand what it means to provide a unique customer experience, and Shake Shack is a great fit for DFW and our nearly 70 million customers.”

The original Shake Shack opened in 2004 in Madison Square Park, New York City, and has expanded to more than 200 locations in 26 US States. It is also present in 70 international locations including London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Tokyo, Moscow and Seoul.

The DFW opening is Shake Shack’s sixth in the Dallas area. The others are located in Uptown, Plano, Preston Royal, Southlake and Las Colinas.

Where it all began: The original Shake Shack opened in New York City’s Madison Square Park in 2004.

Atlanta-headquartered CI is a food and beverage concessionaire with operations in eight US airports. The company is a franchisee of major national brands including Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and Fresh To Order.

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The company also organises the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards. Last year’s FAB took place on 20-21 June in Helsinki. FAB 2019 will be held at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on 26-27 June.