Fellow East-Coasters turned West-Coasters, our prayers have been answered. According to an article released by the LA Times this past Tuesday, the critically acclaimed burger chain will expand to include a Downtown LA “shack,” replacing 801 Hill nightclub on the corner of Hill and 8th Street. Expected to launch in 2017, this will be Shake Shack’s third location in the LA-area, with two other restaurants set to open later this year.
Founded by Danny Meyer in 2004, Shake Shack has risen to prominence in recent years, winning multiple awards and additionally garnering a cult-like fan base. The NY-based chain has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a hot-dog cart in Madison Square Park. Shake Shack now boasts 82 locations across the world, from Dubai to Illinois.
Shake Shack features a simple (yet delicious) menu, serving favorites such as burgers, hot dogs, custards, its signature concretes, and more. Priding itself on the quality and freshness of its ingredients, all of the burgers are 100% Angus beef patties, and are additionally antibiotic and hormone-free.
The chain also features vegetarian options, most notably its “‘Shroom Burger,” a crispy, deep-fried portobello mushroom filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheeses, topped with lettuce, tomato, and Shake Shack’s signature sauce.
Now that Shake Shack is finally making its way out West, will Californians stay loyal to In-N-Out, or will they change allegiances and declare Shake Shack to be supreme?