Shake Shack will open the first site in Tokyo in 2016, after signing a partnership agreement with Sazaby League Ltd, the company, which introduced Starbucks to Japan.

The two companies intend to open one site in 2016 under the agreement, with plans to open 10 in total by 2020.

“We are absolutely thrilled to bring our first Shack to Tokyo. For years, a tremendous amount of fans have asked us when we would come to Japan,” said Randy Garutti, chief executive of Shake Shack. “We are incredibly honoured to partner with Sazaby League, a world-class, proven operator with over forty years of expertise including tremendous success leading Starbucks’ first international venture. We are truly humbled to become a part of Japan’s thriving food scene.”

The Tokyo menu will feature Shake Shack’s signature items including the ShackBurger, Shack-cago Dog, classic crinkle-cut fries, beer, wine and frozen custard ice cream.

“We are truly excited about being able to introduce Shake Shack to the Japanese market,” said Ryota Tsunoda, director of Sazaby League. “We believe that the community gathering experience of Shake Shack, coupled with its commitment to premium ingredients, warm hospitality, and dynamic restaurant design will be widely accepted here in Japan. We are extremely honoured to partner with a company that holds the mission to Stand For Something Good.”