CEO, Shake Shack
Roles at Union Square Cafe: General Manager, Director of Operations
Randy Garutti has a rich history with Union Square Hospitality Group, working from Tabla to Eleven Madison Park. Randy called USC home in the early aughts, beginning as our General Manager, and later, leading as Director of Operations before becoming the CEO of Shake Shack.
Favorite Union Square Cafe memory? “Family meals, solving all the world’s problems with the entire team each night before service, an espresso with Chef Michael Romano, and hanging at the bar picking up drinks from MTS!”
Most important thing you learned while at Union Square Cafe? “Enlightened Hospitality began here and always emanated from the team, guests, and community that is Union Square Cafe!”
What do you love most about Union Square Cafe? “The simple pleasure of looking across the dining room and watching it hum. There’s an effortless beauty to how Union Square Cafe moves, it’s an unchoreographed ballet of energy, smiles, hard work, and happiness that no restaurant in the world can capture in the same sincere way.”