Here’s a Look Inside Darien’s New Shake Shack

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Shake Shack’s “Darien Shack” opens at 11 a.m. Monday (with limited parking and an expectation that traffic will be high for a little while after it opens), but here’s a first look inside from an invitation-only event on Friday at the 1340 Post Road location:

Andrea Keefe, manager of  peer-to-peer programs at the Hole in the Wall Gang foundation started by Paul Newman was on hand promoting the nonprofit’s new partnership with Shake Shack in Connecticut.

For every “Pie Oh My” dessert sold at the Darien store, for instance, Hole in the Wall Gang gets a 5 percent contribution from Shake Shack, and the organization has similar arrangements with the other two Shake Shacks in Connecticut (in Westport and New Haven). The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund is “dedicated to providing ‘a different kind of healing’ to seriously ill children and their families, free of charge.”

Keefe said Hole in the Wall would like to get Shake Shack employees to visit their camps for possible projects and work with Shake Shack at some athletic events.

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