Our Values

Stand For Something Good

When Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in New York City’s Madison Square Park, our mission was simple: raise funds for a public art project.

As we grew into a global business, our mission to Stand For Something Good expanded to include taking care of our team, sourcing premium ingredients from partners with the same dedication to quality, designing our Shacks responsibly, supporting our communities through donations, events, and volunteering—and much more.

Doing good is in our roots, a part of our DNA since day one. 20 years later, we’re still continuing to expand and evolve our mission to Stand For Something Good in everything we do.

We Enrich Our Neighborhoods

Every Shack is a reflection of the community it’s a part of, from partnering with local artists and ingredient purveyors, to hosting fundraisers with local non-profit partners and school groups. If you have an idea or question about partnering with your neighborhood Shack, drop us a line!

People-First Culture

At Shake Shack, our people are the core of who we are and what we stand for. Our team members are at the forefront of our decisions, all the while encouraging hope, optimism, affirmation, and ongoing learning.

Our Journey In 2021

We’re committed to sharing key mile markers as we continue to grow. We’re proud of what our team’s been able to accomplish in the past year.

2,800+ internal promotions

With 55% going to women and 77% going to people of color, almost double the number of promotions from 2020

100% recycled fiber To-Go-Bags

Transitioned To-Go Bags to be Produced with 100% recycled fiber, materialized by 95% OCR content. (Our paper bags have always been recyclable if clean, dry and free of grease.)