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Issue Date: 06/22/2017
Contact: Katherine Alvarado
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BURGER BOUND! SHAKE SHACK TO LAND AT LAX ON JUNE 28 IN TERMINAL 3

            (Los Angeles, California – June 22, 2017) Get ready to shake up your travels! Shake Shack â is ready to land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Terminal 3. The LAX Shack, to be operated by global restaurateur HMSHost in partnership with developer Westfield and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), opens on June 28, serving breakfast and Shack classics daily from 4:30AM–12AM.

            Shake Shack, is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100 percent all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, chicken (no hormones), flat-top dogs, frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, beer and wine (select locations) and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following worldwide.

            The LAX Shack’s breakfast menu will feature Shake Shack’s signature breakfast sandwiches: Sausage, Egg N’ Cheese ($5.65), Bacon, Egg N’ Cheese ($5.65) and Egg N’ Cheese ($4.45). All three sandwiches consist of griddled-fresh cage-free eggs, served with American cheese on a toasted potato bun. The sausage breakfast sandwich is topped with all-natural Shack pork sausage and the bacon sandwich is topped with all-natural applewood smoked bacon.

            Rounding out breakfast will be a wide selection of coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Get a wake-up call with Shack drip coffee ($3.29 for 16 oz.), brewed with an exclusive Stumptown Shack blend or Stumptown single origin beans, or cool down with a Stumptown Cold Brew ($5.65 for 16 oz).   

            “We’ve built such a strong community in LA since we opened our first   Shack last year at West Hollywood,” said Shake Shack Vice President of Global Licensing Michael Kark.  “We’ve always had hopes for an LAX restaurant and are thrilled that it’s becoming a reality. We’re excited to share the Shake Shack experience with even more Angelenos and with travelers from around the world”.

            “HMSHost is thrilled to be bringing Shake Shack to LAX and delivering this beloved burger brand to travelers,” said HMSHost President & CEO Steve Johnson. “We’re also very excited that we’re able to do this alongside LAWA and Westfield, a perfect debut for this exciting new partnership.”

            “We’re raising the bar for what’s possible at an airport and with the help of our partners we’re adding Shake Shack to our list of delicious LAX eats that guests will be able to enjoy,” said LAWA Deputy Executive Director/Chief of External Affairs, Trevor Daley. “Shake Shack will redefine the travel experience and will surely become an LAX must-stop spot.”

            “In partnership with HMSHost, it is a thrill to bring such a celebrated brand such as Shake Shack to Delta’s customers at LAX,” said Rob Van Snik, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Westfield Airports. “It’s a game changer for the experience at Terminal 3, and an exciting part of the transformation taking place both inside T3 and throughout the entire airport.”

 

About Shake Shack

            Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no added hormones and no antibiotics ever), 100% all-natural cage-free chicken (no antibiotics ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine (available at select locations) and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal. From its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its inspiring designs and deep community investment, Shake Shack’s mission is to Stand For Something Good®. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 80 locations in 18 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, and more than 50 international locations including London, Istanbul, Dubai, Tokyo, Moscow, Seoul and more.

 

About HMSHost

            Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 124 airports around the globe, including 46 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $3.1 billion and employs more than 39,500 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of over €4.5 billion in 2016, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

About Westfield

            Westfield is deploying its global expertise to revolutionize the customer experience and create next-generation environments in landmark airports across the U.S. Integrating the best in food, fashion, art, and entertainment. Westfield crafts a fully customizable journey that aligns with and reflects each community’s unique style, spirit and culture. Learn more at www.WestfieldCorp.com/Airports.

 

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

           LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named one of Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports.  LAX served more than 80.9 million passengers in 2016.  LAX offers 742 daily nonstop flights to 101 cities in the U.S. and 1,280 weekly nonstop flights to 77 cities in 42 countries on 64 commercial air carriers.  LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion.  LAX handled 697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016. 

An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,610 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion.  This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues.  The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

            LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

For more information about LAX, please visit www.lawa.aero/lax or follow on Twitter @flyLAXAirport , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport , and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1 .  Information about LAX’s ongoing multi-billion-dollar LAX Modernization Program, as well as tips and shortcuts to help navigate LAX during construction, are available at www.LAXisHappening.com .  

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