New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and borough president Marty Markowitz cut a ribbion at the Gateway to Fulton Mall Tuesday morning.
"Putting New Yorkers to work is our top priority, and the workers we place in jobs at this new Shake Shack are just some of the 32,500 New Yorkers whom we have helped find employment," Bloomberg said. "So today's news isn't only good for the Brooklynites who will get to enjoy this delicious food, it's great news for our city's economy and the revitalization of downtown Brooklyn."
Shake Shack worked with the city's Workforce1 Career Centers on recruitment and hiring for three locations in Manhattan - Battery Park, Madison Square Park, Theater District - and returned to Workforce1 for help screening approximately 350 resumes and hiring 50 employees for the new location in Brooklyn.
Workforce1 also provided space for interviews and assisted with new staff orientation.
The Brooklyn menu features all the Shake Shack classics, plus a selection of concretes inspired by its new neighborhood: The Urban LumberShack (Vanilla custard, fried Belgian waffles, bananas and The Redhead's bacon peanut brittle), Fudge-eddaboutit (Chocolate custard, Mast Brothers Shake Shack blend chocolate and cinnamon fudge sauce) and Borough Precedent (Vanilla custard, Early Bird granola and seasonal fruit). Beverages include Abita Root Beer on tap, Brooklyn Brewery's ShackMeister Ale, local seasonal draught beer and a great value wine list featuring wines blended exclusively for Shake Shack by Napa Valley's Frog's Leap.
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