RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The first Shake Shack in the Richmond area, the first in Virginia with a drive-thru, is opening on June 12, according to a company spokesperson.
The New York-based burger chain built the new location in the newly renovated Willow Place Shopping Center — at the site of a former’s Applebee’s restaurant at 5400 W. Broad St. — in Henrico County. It will be open each day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The restaurant has 3,200 square feet of indoor space, 1,200 square feet of exterior space and a drive-thru. It will be one of a few Shake Shacks in the country with a drive-thru.
“Our Richmond Shack features Shake Shack’s drive thru experience for guests seeking an added level of convenience with the same hospitality Shake Shack is known for,” Kate DeMarco, a company spokesperson, wrote in an email. “The Shack also features a beautiful dining room.”
The Willow Place Shake Shack will donate $1 for every sandwich sold on June 12 to Kids Run RVA, a program that aims to promote physical activity to the region’s youth. DeMarco added that the first wave of guests will get limited-edition Shake Shack swag on the opening day.
The Richmond region’s restaurant adds to Virginia’s other locations, including several in the northern Virginia area and one in Virginia Beach.
UPDATE: The opening date moved from June 9 to June 12, according to a company spokesperson.