Our long national nightmare is over — Shake Shack is set to open Nov. 4.
Much like the cupcake craze, burgerheads swear allegiance to one of the coasts when it comes to down meat between a bun. Either you’re all in on In ‘N Out or you arrive in New York City like a Nor’easter ready to shake your burger thing at one of the Shacks.
In what has to be one of the longest waits for a tasty burger shop, the chain announced last year they were to serve up their burgers and frozen custards at 66 E. Ohio in River North. A second location at Michigan and Madison is on the radar for 2015.
Local bakers and chocolatiers including Glazed and Infused, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Da S’mores and Bang Bang Pie add to the existing menu in the form of frozen custards.
“Thirteen years ago, we created a humble hot dog cart in New York City, selling Chicago-style hot dogs to support the renovation of Madison Square Park. Three years later, that little hot dog cart birthed an accident we called Shake Shack. It’s only fitting that we finally made it to Chicago! We’re thrilled to finally be joining this incredible community,” said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti in a release. “River North is such a robust, thriving neighborhood with great restaurants and hotels, and our neighbors have already been so welcoming.”