Employees carried trays of complimentary burgers, fries and shakes to a full house that included Mayor Sly James, Plaza officials and area real estate brokers.
The menu will include a variety of drinks — fresh lemonade ($2.79 for a small, $3.59 for a large), sodas ( $2.29 for a small, $2.79 for a large) and cold brew coffee ($3.49).
It also will have concretes including the Pie Oh My, a vanilla custard with a slice of seasonal pie from Westport’s Ashleigh’s Bake Shop (five percent of ongoing sales from the Pie Oh My will support the Young Friends of Art program at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art). The “country” in the name of another concrete, Strawberry Country Crunch, is a nod to its Country Club Plaza location.
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A single ShackBurger will be $5.29, a double $7.99. The SmokeShack will have all-natural Applewood smoked bacon, chopped cherry pepper and ShackSauce.
Other offerings will include a mushroom burger, chicken sandwich, crinkle-cut fries, flat-top Vienna all-beef hot dogs and chicken dogs, floats, and shakes including the Black & White and featured shakes.
Henderson Engineers in Lenexa provided the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire- and life-safety design services for the restaurant.
The first 100 people in line, at 239 W. 47th St., when the doors open at 11 a.m. Thursday will receive a custom T-shirt from Kansas City’s Charlie Hustle.