CHARLOTTE, N.C, -- The wait is almost over. Shake Shack, the New York-based burger chain, will open in the Park Road Shopping Center on Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m.

Charlotte was chosen over Charleston for Shake Shack’s first Carolinas store, according to a report from Eater. The next closest Shake Shack locations are in Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia.

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If you're not familiar with Shake Shack, the restaurant serves up homemade “ShackBurgers” and is famous for its crinkle-cut fries and milkshakes.

Shake Shack serves beer and wines. There will be the house Shack red and house Shack white. They will also serve ShackMeister® Ale, which is golden color, has a bright citrus aroma, with a slight bitterness and bready malt flavor. They will also thoughtfully select local brews tailored to the Charlotte location.

You'll also find Suarez Bakery desserts on the Charlotte menu.

“Community is at the core of Shake Shack, and in each new locale, our team develops deep ties to its neighbors and neighborhood partners,” said Edwin Bragg, VP of Marketing at Shake Shack. “We’re so proud to work with local faves Suarez Bakery and 704 Shop in our new home of Charlotte.”

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Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan. The cart was very successful, and Shack fans lined up daily for three summers. A nod to Madison Square will be incorporation in the Charlotte décor.