American fast-casual restaurant chain Shake Shack plans to expand its footprint in the Caribbean region by opening a restaurant in the Bahamas next year.

The company will open its first outlet at Atlantis Paradise Island, an ocean-themed resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Shake Shack chief global licensing officer Michael Kark said: “We are always exploring new and innovative ways of bringing Shake Shack to guests all over the globe and are thrilled to open this one-of-a-kind Shack within Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas.

“For the first time in the history of the brand, guests will be able to enjoy a ShackBurger and a shake without having to leave the resort. We’re excited to be a part of the Atlantis experience and to provide a fantastic, premium offering to Atlantis guests.”

The American restaurant chain plans to collaborate with Bahamian purveyors and producers to create a ‘unique’ Shack experience for its customers as well as the local crowd.

The new Shake Shack location will have a full-service bar and the brand’s signature menu items, along with Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas exclusives.

Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas president and managing director Audrey Oswell said: “Shake Shack shares many of our core values, including leading with hospitality, creating uplifting experiences for guests, and a commitment to quality service and ingredients.

“We have many exciting dining additions planned in 2023 and we are thrilled that Shake Shack will be a pinnacle part of our dining collection.”

Earlier this month, Chip City Cookies secured an investment of $10m from Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer to fund its expansion plan.