Shake Shack has come to Chapel Hill. The burger and milkshake joint, located at 1800 E. Franklin St., opened on Dec. 22.
Emily Robertson, one of the managers of the Chapel Hill Shake Shack, said the restaurant has had steady business since opening.
She said the customer base has been a blend of students and the greater Chapel Hill community and that the location experiences large spikes during game times.
“Opening day was super exciting,” Robertson said. “We had about 150 to 200 people lined up to come in when we opened the doors.”
She said the doors opened at 11:00 a.m., with their ribbon-cutting kicking off the opening at 10:30 a.m.
Even though it was raining, the energy of the opening was not dampened, Robertson said. She said employees and customers alike were excited to be there, and it was extremely busy and hectic all day.
According to Robertson, Shake Shack donated one dollar for every burger sold on the opening day to PORCH, a Chapel Hill-Carrboro hunger relief organization that collects food and cash donations for local schools, families and pantries.
She also said the day before the grand opening, the restaurant hosted a food drive for the organization.
“People just brought so much and were so generous,” Robertson said. "I think they almost donated over a pallet of food to PORCH."