Shake Shack Opens Its First Location in Japan

November 13, 2015

CEO Randy Garutti was on site as hundreds waited in line.

The area around Shake Shack’s first Japanese outpost took on a festive atmosphere minutes before officially opening Friday morning in the nation’s capital. CEO Randy Garutti and the store’s crew clapped to a brass band playing “Proud Mary,” stopping only to holler “We love you Tokyo!” Soon after, those hoping to be among the first to try the famous New York burger spot’s food began a countdown — or at least the ones near the entrance, as the line snaked around the block past a tennis club.

When they…