UPDATE, 8/12/10: The Shack Is Headed To D.C.'s Dupont Circle Neighborhood:
Danny Meyer's Shake Shack is headed to Washington, D.C., opening at an unspecified point next year. It will be located in "the vibrant, bustling neighborhood of Dupont Circle at 1216 18th Street Northwest, on the southwest corner of Connecticut (just a few blocks away from the Dupont Circle Metro station)." Eater has the press release:
"My colleagues and I are incredibly excited to introduce Shake Shack to our nation's capital. I've been in love with Washington ever since renting my very first apartment there many years ago while working as a Senate Intern," said Danny Meyer, CEO of USHG. "Washingtonians are burger experts, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to open a Shake Shack in this city - especially the dynamic Dupont Circle community. Shake Shack brings together people of all demographics, and I'm confident this menu will bridge all party lines."
Where else is Shake Shack, and where isn't it headed? Check out the slideshow below.
Since its humble beginnings as a hot dog cart in 2001, Danny Meyer's Shake Shack has grown into a full-fledged New York phenomenon and soon-to-be international chain. Shake shack's classic American fare includes hamburgers and its signature "ShackBurger" (voted Best Burger 2005 by New York Magazine), hot dogs, french fries, frozen custard (proper soft-serve), concretes (analogous to Blizzards or McFlurries) and yes, shakes, made from said frozen custard. New York's own Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver worked with Shake Shack to create their own Shackmeister Ale.
News of Shake Shack trying to expand into other New York neighborhoods (with varying degrees of success) has crescendoed in recent months, and Shake Shack is set to open locations in other U.S. cities, plus a trifecta of Shake Shacks in the Middle East. See what they all are, below, and what their specialty items might be -- some Shake Shack branches have their own unique concrete (three scoops of frozen custard blended with mix-ins).
Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality group run a number of other notable restaurants in New York: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, Tabla, Blue Smoke, The Modern, Cafe 2 & Terrace 5 at MOMA, and the recently opened Maialino.
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