About Union Square Hospitality Group
Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars, which offer outstanding food delivered with our signature warmth and hospitality.
Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, the company now extends beyond the walls of its eateries. In addition to creating Shake Shack, USHG offers operational consulting, runs a multifaceted catering and events business, Union Square Events, and a growth fund, Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI).
With operations in New York, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C. USHG has long supported its communities by supporting hunger relief and civic organizations. USHG holds 28 James Beard Awards and numerous accolades for its distinctive style of hospitality.
Hiring the right people, training them for excellence, and giving them room to grow is what sets us apart. We take care of our team through competitive compensation, meaningful benefits, and initiatives like Hospitality Included.
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At USHG, we work to improve lives, inside and outside the walls of our restaurants. We believe that by extending our hospitality to our communities, we’ve strengthened our own culture and business.
USHG supports nation-wide and local hunger relief initiatives such as Share Our Strength, City Harvest, and the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, as well as civic organizations and efforts to maintain and beautify our urban environment.