Shake Shack opening location at Udvar-Hazy Museum

A new Shake Shack restaurant is under construction and, when it opens, it will be the popular chain’s closest location to Loudoun County.

It’s coming to the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center off SR 28 near Dulles International Airport.

Past visitors may recall that there used to be a large McDonald’s restaurant in the museum. That closed during the pandemic and, since that time, there has been no food service for museum goers.

Now, the Shake Shack is under construction and will be the new food purveyor for Udvar-Hazy’s tired and hungry guests. It’s expected to open later this year.

The New York-based Shake Shack started out in 2001 as a food cart. It has since grown to more than 300 locations domestically and internationally. There are several locations in the DC area. According to the company’s website, the closest to Loudoun is in the Tysons Corner area.

The Shake Shack menu features hamburgers and cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, crinkle cut fries, and milkshakes. You can see the full Shake Shack menu here.

(Image at top: Shake Shack)

  1. Ed Cavanaugh 2 years ago

    This will be good, as long as they don’t charge even more because they’re located at the Smithsonian. The old McDonald’s used to do that. Most items were one to 3 dollars more than the nearby McDonald’s in the area.

  2. Roberto Rodriguez 2 years ago

    Will the public be able to visit the Shake Shack without paying admission?

    • Chris Wadsworth 2 years ago

      Admission to the Udvar-Hazy center is free. However, there is a parking fee.

  3. Kelly Cramer 2 years ago

    Maybe Uber Eats will offer delivery! Fingers crossed!!!

    • Jason M. 2 years ago

      Parking is free after 4PM and the museum closes at 5:30PM.

  4. Danielle 2 years ago

    Is the Shake Shack open yet?

  5. Barry 2 years ago

    What is the estimated date for this location to open? I’m planning a small group trip in July, 2022.

    • Chris 2 years ago

      I asked the help desk when I went to see Top Gun and they said they were hoping to have it open for the Fourth of July weekend. But they were not sure!

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