Shake Shack Coming to Piedmont Park

Shake Shack has secured a lease with the Piedmont Park Conservancy to open their sixth metro Atlanta location at Piedmont Park. Shake Shack will be located at the Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center, directly adjacent to Willy’s Mexicana Grill at 1071 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

“Shake Shack coming to Piedmont Park is a dream come true,” says Mark Banta, President and CEO of Piedmont Park Conservancy. “We can’t wait to see Park visitors enjoying classic roadside burgers and frozen custard shakes all year round. The Piedmont Park Conservancy’s new relationship with the family friendly establishment will enhance the Piedmont Park experience by adding more food options and a fun, upbeat environment. Landing this fantastic tenant was the direct result of the hard work of past and present Conservancy Board Members.”

The space is anticipated to host seating options as well as a Shack Track exterior walk-up window, giving guests a seamless pickup experience. The Shack Track experience is Shake Shack’s digital pre-ordering and fulfillment experience. Shack Track includes the ability to preorder via app or web and pick up by way of a walk up window, curbside pick-up or in-Shack pick-up shelves.

“We’re incredibly excited to be joining Piedmont Park,” says Andrew McCaughan, Chief Development Officer of Shake Shack. “Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in New York City and became a beloved community gathering place. Parks are a part of our history and supporting public spaces a core value as a company. We’re looking forward to serving guests of Piedmont Park and working with the Piedmont Park Conservancy to uphold the common ground’s iconic reputation.”

Shake Shack expects to open at Piedmont Park in late 2021 or early 2022.


About Piedmont Park Conservancy
The Piedmont Park Conservancy is a member and donor funded nonprofit organization working in partnership with the City of Atlanta to maintain and enhance historic Piedmont Park. Founded in 1989, the Conservancy raises over $3 million each year to enhance and maintain the park. Today, the Conservancy manages over 90% of the overall maintenance and security of Piedmont Park.

About Shake Shack
Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal. Shake Shack’s mission is to Stand for Something Good®from its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its inspiring designs and deep community investment. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 280 locations in 27 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, including more than 80 international locations across London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Philippines, Singapore, Mexico, Tokyo, Seoul and more.

Skip the line with the Shack App, a mobile ordering app that lets you save time by ordering ahead! Guests can select their location, pick their food, choose a pickup time and their meal will be cooked-to-order and timed to arrival. Available on iOS and Android.

Learn more: | IG: @shakeshack | t: @shakeshack |


Piedmont Park Conservancy Contact: Amy Han Risher
Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
Piedmont Park Conservancy
P: (404) 480-3758

Shake Shack Contact:
Katie Scott | Shake Shack |


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Green Market Recipes: Spicy Apple Sauce and Apple Pecan Salad

Apple Pecan Salad

Try this simple salad recipe! Great recipe for a snack, picnic, or a light lunch. For an extra protein kick, top with tuna or white fish!

Tools: paring knife, vegetable peeler, cutting board, rubber spatula, and spoon


  • 4 large apples (crisp varieties)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup pecans
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


  1. Peel, core and dice apples.
  2. Dice onion into fine pieces.
  3. Chop pecans in to small pieces.
  4. Mix: Apples, onions pecans, and horseradish.
  5. Add mayo, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour before eating.

Learn more about the Green Market.

Spicy Apple Sauce

A nice kick to an old favorite, try making this spicy apple sauce at home!

Tools: Paring knife, vegetable peeler, large sauce pan, hand mixer, citrus press, rubber spatula and large spoon


  • 5 – Large apples (crisp tart varieties work best)
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 2 habanero or paper lantern peppers
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt (course)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)


  1. Peal, core and chop apples into small pieces.
  2. Grate ginger
  3. Cut, remove seeds, and dice peppers into small pieces.
  4. Grate lemon peel until you have about 2 tbsp, and squeeze lemon juice into measuring cup


  1. Add apples, grated ginger, peppers, sugar, grated lemon peel, ¼ cup lemon juice, and 3 tbsp salt to sauce pan on medium heat.
  2. Stir and watch until the apples start to break down (about 15 mins).
  3. Turn heat to medium low and let simmer for 30 mins or until mixture becomes mushy.
  4. Turn heat off. Add cinnamon if desired.
  5. Stir and let cool with lid on for about 20 mins.
  6. Next, use hand mixer on medium speed to puree mixture.
  7. Put apple sauce in a jar or bowl with a lid and refrigerate until cold.

Apple sauce will hold for at least 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Want more apple recipes? Check out our recipes for baked stuffed applesapple salsa, apple pecan pastry log and spicy cow pea apple salad.


Atlanta Science Festival: Even Plants are Eating Bugs! Should You?

Did you know insects can be very nutritious? Insects are astonishingly diverse and abundant around the world, and many offer high concentrations of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. You may be surprised to learn how many different plants evolved methods of trapping and digesting these walking resources. Insects also offer solutions to a variety of human problems ranging from Anemia to Zinc-deficiency and local production to sustainable food-waste management. In this 2-part event, you’ll learn about evolution, nutrition, and sustainability as we take a close look at a fascinating variety of carnivorous plants, then sample foods made with insect proteins! See “COVID-19 Safety Measures” below for details. Our setup will be located near the Community Center at both the Front Lawn and Oak Hill. See this map. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Parking Deck to the event site. Note: There are two other repeated sessions of this event on March 20 at 2:45pm and 4:30pm.

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

This 2-part event will be outdoors in 2 locations within Piedmont Park. Each location will have one speaker (carnivorous plants or edible insects) and each participant will attend one session then walk over to the opposite location for the other 1/2 of the event. In each location, the maximum 10 participants will be spread out at pre-arranged tables and chairs so no one gets within 6 feet of one another. All participants will be asked to wear masks. During the plant session, volunteers with gloves, masks, and face shields will rotate which plants are at which tables so everyone can see each plant but no one gathers close around them. At the end of the edible insect session, volunteers with gloves, masks, and face shields will pass out individually wrapped samples. Tables and chairs will be sanitized between sessions.