Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in New York City’s Madison Square Park, with a mission to raise funds for a public art project. T
oday, their mission is to Stand For Something Good by taking care of their team, sourcing premium ingredients, designing their Shacks responsibly, supporting their communities through donations and volunteering, and more.
Shake Shack holds themselves accountable and is committed to transparently communicating their goals and progress.
They enrich their neighborhoods by partnering with local artists, ingredient purveyors, and non-profit organizations.
Shake Shack also prioritizes a people-first culture and encourages ongoing learning. In 2021, they achieved over 2,800 internal promotions with 56% going to women and 73% to people of color, earned a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the fourth year in a row, and transitioned TO-GO Bags to be produced with 100% recycled fiber.