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The wait is over: Shake Shack is coming to Utah

(Mark Kennedy | The Associated Press) In this May 21, 2014, file photo, pedestrians walk by a Shake Shack in New York's theater district. Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc. has priced its initial public stock offering at $21 per share, above its proposed range of $17 to $19 per share.

Shake Shack is opening its first location in Utah and, judging by social media reactions, residents are pretty excited.

Utah’s first Shake Shack will likely open this summer, according to Wadsworth Development. The company announced Tuesday that it signed a lease at 11000 South and State Street in Sandy and that renovation has started on the old Valley High School.

News spread quickly among Utah residents who had previously had to wait until they were in Las Vegas, Phoenix or on the East Coast to enjoy the franchise’s famous shakes, burgers and crinkle fries:

One tweet — which we won’t link to because of profanity — went so far as to say the news “cured my depression for the day.”

According to its website, Shake Shack began as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. After three summers of long lines, the company opened a kiosk in 2004, eventually expanding to store fronts across the United States.

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