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Concessions International in Partnership with H&H Hospitality Bring Shake Shack to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

September 2018

Concessions International (CI) and Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) are excited to announce the opening of Shake Shack on Sept. 25, in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Concourse A near Gate 28. The long-awaited Shake Shack is a joint venture between CI and H&H Hospitality, an Atlanta Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).

Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, 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), frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world. Shake Shack opened its first Atlanta location in Buckhead in 2014 and its second location in Perimeter Mall in 2016.

“Shake Shack couldn’t be more excited to touch down in the world’s busiest airport,” said Michael Kark, Shake Shack’s Vice President of Global Licensing. “This marks an important step in our travel venue growth, and we’re delighted to bring together even more passengers from around the globe for a ShackBurger.”

A grand opening is planned for October and will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with CI’s CEO Donata Russell Ross, Randy Hazelton, CEO of H&H Hospitality and city of Atlanta and airport officials. Travelers will be able to enjoy delicious Shake Shack samples, live music, and giveaways.

“The Shake Shack brand is world famous and a great addition to serve the global travelers coming through Hartsfield-Jackson,” says Donata Russell Ross, CI’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to working with the entire Shake Shack team as we open this new location in Atlanta.”

According to Randy Hazelton, CEO of H&H Hospitality, “COO, Kevin Holt and I are absolutely thrilled to bring a best-in-class brand to a best-in-class airport.”

About Shake Shack

Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) 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 180 locations in 25 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, including more than 70 international locations across London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai, Tokyo, Moscow, Seoul and more.

About H&H Hospitality, Inc.

H&H Hospitality is an Atlanta-based airport concessions disadvantaged business enterprise (ACDBE). Founded in 2008 by Hampton University graduates Kevin Holt and Randy Hazelton, H&H Hospitality has grown from its inception into a full-service, multi-brand, multi-unit comprehensive restaurant company. It manages and operates multiple food and beverage locations and is highly recognized within the airport restaurant industry

About Concessions International, LLC

Atlanta-based Concessions International, LLC, founded in 1979, is a dynamic food and beverage concessionaire with operations in eight airports. The company's portfolio includes franchised, licensed and proprietary concepts, including casual dining, quick service, snack, deli and bar and grill. The company is a franchisee of major national brands including Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Fresh To Order and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Visit for more information. Follow us on Facebook at, Twitter @ConcessionsIntl and Instagram @airportconcessionsintl.