SHAK Shake Shack

Filed: 29 Mar 21, 4:09pm





Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


March 23, 2021

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)







(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.) 


225 Varick Street Suite 301

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)


(646) 747-7200

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)




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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

Trading symbol(s)

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Class A Common Stock, par value $0.001SHAKNew York Stock Exchange


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On March 23, 2021, Tara Comonte, President and Chief Financial Officer, informed Shake Shack Inc. (the “Company”) that she will be resigning from the Company on May 7, 2021 following the Company’s filing of its earnings release and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal first quarter 2021 reporting period. In connection with Ms. Comonte’s resignation, the Company is in the process of retaining a firm to manage the search for a new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Comonte’s decision to resign is not the result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its accounting or financial policies or procedures or its financial statements or disclosure.


On March 29, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the resignation of Ms. Comonte as President and Chief Financial Officer. The full text of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits




 Exhibit Description
99.1 Shake Shack Inc. press release dated March 29, 2021
 104  Cover Page Interactive Data File







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



 Shake Shack Inc.
 By: /s/   Ronald Palmese Jr.
  Ronald Palmese Jr.
Date: March 29, 2021 

Senior Vice President and General Counsel







 Exhibit Description
99.1 Shake Shack press release dated March 29, 2021