Shake Shack opens first Malaysia outlet

We Malaysians love a good burger. So it comes as no surprise that many of us were beyond thrilled to hear that Shake Shack from New York City would be opening their first-ever outlet in Malaysia at The Exchange TRX.

Now, the wait is finally over. The burger joint officially opens its doors to curious diners on 10th April 2024 at 7pm, with a menu of all their classic burgers and also Malaysian-special milkshakes.

We gave the outlet a visit to bring you all you need to know about it – prices for the burgers included.

The first Shake Shack in Kuala Lumpur

Shake Shack first store in Malaysia - storefront

For the uninitiated, Shake Shack started as a humble hot dog stand in the Big Apple. It now has over 100 outlets worldwide, with its first Southeast Asia branch opening at Jewel Changi Airport in 2019.

Thanks to a partnership between Shake Shack and SPC Group, Malaysians don’t have to suffer from #fomo – the burger joint has opened its first outlet in Malaysia at The Exchange TRX in KL.

This comes after the roller coaster of anticipation around the Malaysia store’s opening. The New York joint first shared on 6th January 2022 that it’ll be launching its debut Malaysian outlet that same year, which was followed by several other teasers.

Shake Shack first store in Malaysia - counter
Order your meal at the counter, then head to your table – you’ll be given a buzzer that’ll let you know when your order is ready.

Fast forward to 10th April, and Shake Shack in Malaysia officially opens at 7pm. You can find the outlet at TRX City Park within the mall, on Level 3.

The first lucky guest in line is set to receive Shake Shack merchandise. There’ll also be Malaysia-exclusive tote bags for diners to redeem.

Shake Shack first store in Malaysia - dining area

What to order at Shake Shack Malaysia

Now, onto what most Malaysians are most curious about – Shake Shack’s lineup of meaty burgers.

Shake Shack first store in Malaysia - ShackBurger

There are five beef burgers on the menu. A popular order among patrons worldwide is the ShackBurger (RM23), a signature cheeseburger that sandwiches a beef patty, lettuce, tomatoes, and a secret ShackSauce.

Shake Shack first store in Malaysia - burgers
The ‘Shroom Burger and Chicken Shack.

There’s also the meat-free ‘Shroom Burger (RM27), with a crisp-fried portobello mushroom to replace the usual meat patty, and the Chicken Shack (RM22) that has a juicy chicken breast or thigh as a protein to go with a signature buttermilk herb mayo.

In addition to burgers, Shake Shack serves flat-top hot dogs too. There are three options on the menu, depending on your choice of toppings. Opt for the classic beef sausage (RM15), or have it topped with additional cheese sauce (RM19) or streaky beef (RM23).

Shake Shack first store in Malaysia - custards

Their mains can be paired with their creamy milkshakes and frozen custard that come in a variety of flavours such as vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel.

For the Malaysia outlet, there’s a special Bunga Raya Shake (RM23) that has Hibiscus jelly, dragon fruit, and gula melaka, and TRXopical Park (RM15) – a decadent milkshake with Rompine pineapples, dragon fruit, and shortbread cookie.

Feast on cheeseburgers & milkshakes at Shake Shack’s first Malaysian outlet 

Shake Shack’s Chief Global Licensing Officer, Michael Kark, shared in a press statement that the company is excited to continue expanding in Southeast Asia. Their goal is to open more than 45 Shake Shacks across Singapore, Korea, and Malaysia in the upcoming years – this includes 10 brand new stores in Malaysia, all set to be completed by 2031.

So drop by the first Malaysian outlet for your fill of burgers and milkshakes – you’ll likely see more of this burger joint around Malaysia.

Address: Level 3, Park Level, TRX City Park, Persiaran TRX, Imbi, 55188 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Contact: Shake Shack Malaysia’s Instagram

Cover image adapted from: The Smart Local Malaysia

Photography by Hans Leong.

This article was first published on 7th January 2022, and last updated on 10th April 2024

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