Maxim to open 15 Shake Shacks in Southern China

American fast-casual restaurant chain Shake Shack is planning to open at least 15 new venues in South China by 2030.

The chain, working through local licensee Maxim’s Caterers, a company controlled by Hong Kong’s Dairy Farm Group, will open restaurants in cities including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Fuzhou and Xiamen, with a goal of 55 Shake Shacks nationwide by 2030.

Maxim’s currently operates Shake Shacks in Shanghai and Hong Kong, with Beijing and Macau under development and due to open later this year.

“We remain humbled by our fans in China and continue to be encouraged by the performance of our Chinese business through this recovery,” said Shake Shack chief global licensing officer Michael Kark.

“It’s a great time to deepen our roots in this market.”

“Maxim’s partnership with Shake Shack has taken the brand on an exciting journey to Hong Kong in 2018 and Shanghai in 2019, with Beijing and Macau on the horizon,” said Maxim’s Caterers chairman and MD Michael Wu.

“We look forward to bringing our boundless hospitality to more guests across South China in 2021 with our new expansion plans.”

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