What started as a tiny New York City hot dog cart grew to serve some of America’s best burgers. Shack Shack announced plans for Indianapolis in 2019.


Fishers is a step closer to getting a Shake Shack restaurant. 

After halting construction projects in May because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company appears ready to resume building its hamburger joint at the Yard at Fishers District on 116th Street.

ShackBurgers, fries and a Chick’n Shack from Shake Shack (Photo: Christine Han for Shake Shack)

Shake Shack has requested a zoning change that will permit it to have a drive-thru pickup window because it is ramping up online pick-up orders.

“Due to the shift in consumer practices because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the convenience of online ordering, the petitioner is seeking a variance so that they can have a pickup window,” wrote city planner Jessie Boshell in a report for the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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The drive-thru would be used only for online orders made ahead a time with customers assigned a time slot for pickup. No orders would be taken at the window and there would be no menu board or speaker box, according to the zoning request.

Shake Shack announced in a July earnings call that it would be building or retrofitting its restaurants with pickup windows. The company also announced it would roll out its first full service drive-thru next year. 

The restaurant in Fishers would be at the northwest corner of the Yard close to 116th Street and city planners expressed concern in a zoning board of appeals report about how it would effect traffic. 

The Board of Zoning Appeals was scheduled to hear the request at a meeting Wednesday and make a recommendation to the city’s Plan Commission. 

A representative for Shake Shack could not be reached immediately for comment.

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