Shake Shack to expand in Los Angeles and San Diego

Shake Shack is planning to expand its operations in Los Angelos, San Diego and Los Angeles, with plans to open by early 2019.

The Shake Shack chain said Wednesday it would open in a location near its existing headquarters in Burbank.

The company said it is expanding in the U.S. and Canada, and it plans to have a presence in Europe by the end of the year.

The San Diego-based company has been expanding in recent years, and the company announced a $4 billion acquisition of Shake Shack in December.

Shake Shack plans to hire 100 to 200 people, mostly workers in the United States, and to open stores in more than 150 cities by the second half of 2019.

Its restaurants include its flagship locations in Los Feliz and Burbank, and other locations in Chicago, Houston and other U.K. cities.