BREAKING BURGER NEWS: New York’s Shake Shack has announced they are bringing their celebrated burgers and frozen custard — and probably the insanely long lines that go with them — to “the idyllic coastal town of Westport.”
Anyone who’s waited in line for a half-hour at the original Madison Square Park location in Manhattan will appreciate an announcement of this magnitude.
This is huge.
Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group has been continually expanding their empire over the last few years with additional Shake Shack and Blue Smoke locations (even talk of one in Greenwich at one point), but this will by the first shack in Connecticut.
According to the company, the restaurant will setup shop at 1849 Post Road East, just off I-95 in the second half of 2011.
Westport is apparently a draw in the burger world, with Five Guys, a Virginia-based chain with similarly fervent fans, opening a restaurant in town about a year ago.
Stay tuned burger fans…
BELOW: Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. (Photo/Mad Czech via Flickr)