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Shake Shack CEO on What Life Has Been Like as a Publicly Traded Company

The upstart better burger chain went public back in January 2015.
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Shake Shack (SHAK) had one sizzling IPO in late January 2015. Since then, the stock has come under pressure despite several quarters of strong growth. Wall Street, as it typically does, has pushed Shake Shack to grow even faster. But, the company has resisted the urge to go too fast and risk losing site of its identity.  

"Look at any great entrepreneurial story, when you veer away from what got you there things change real fast -- we aren't going to do that," explained Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti in an interview with TheStreet. Garutti and Culinary Director Mark Rosati are fresh off writing their first book titled Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories, which takes a look back at Shake Shack's founding and a glimpse into its future.

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