Shake Shack is welcomed to Stonestown

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Sophie Bucker '24

The Shake Shack in Stonestown Mall opened on December 22.

Angelia Richardson '24, Staff Reporter

Stonestown Galleria or “Stones” has been a staple mall in San Francisco for many years. Built in 1952 by the Stoneson brothers in the Lakeside neighborhood, Stonestown has been here for many generations. Stonestown mall is a popular hangout spot, especially for high school students in the area. 

While Stonestown is a mall and has many popular stores such as Forever 21, H&M, and even its movie theater, many students visit Stonestown for the food. They have great places like Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Panda Express, and now Shake Shack. This will be San Francisco’s third Shake Shack, the other two being in Cow Hollow and Westfield Center.

 This Shake Shack replaced San Francisco’s only Olive Garden and opened in Stonestown on December 22.

Alana Johnson ’24 said, “I think I’ve had better burgers than the ones at Shake Shack so honestly I’m a little disappointed that they got rid of Olive Garden for Shake Shack.” 

While some people agree and are upset, others believe it was time for a change. 

Sienna Cortez ’25 said she’s happy Shake Shack is coming to Stonestown. “Honestly, I was getting bored of the food at Stones, and I feel like Shake Shack will make it a little more interesting.” 

Shake Shack is the newest  addition to Stonestown, and students are eager  to see how it will affect the rest of the mall.