Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Danny Meyer grew up in a family that relished great food and hospitality. In 1985, at the age of 27, Danny opened his first restaurant, Union Square Cafe, launching what would become a lifelong career in hospitality. Under Danny’s leadership, USHG is renowned not only for its acclaimed restaurants but also for its distinctive and celebrated culture of Enlightened Hospitality. Danny’s groundbreaking business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a NYT Bestseller, articulates a set of signature business and life principles that translate to a wide range of industries.