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Shake Shack to open in Buckhead in mid-2014

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Confirming a recent swirl of rumors, the cult burger, hot dog and frozen custard stand that first opened in New York City’s Madison Square Park in 2004, is set to open its first location in Georgia a decade later.

This according to the company press release:

“We’re feeling peachy! Renowned NYC restaurateur, Danny Meyer, and Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) are proud to announce a new Shake Shack location will open in mid 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Shack will be located at 3035 Peachtree Road in Buckhead Atlanta – the luxury retail, residential and office development currently under construction in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood…”

“Atlanta is such a vibrant and growing city, and it has been on our radar for some time,” said Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO. “We’re delighted to bring Shake Shack to such a thriving area in Buckhead along Peachtree Road.”

Is there any irony in the fact that Shake Shack will be built atop the hole in the ground that was left by the wrecking bar of the Streets of Buckhead project?

What about the fact that its neighbor will be the headquarters the Atlanta-based underwear company, Spanx?

And are you ready for another burger joint in Atlanta, even it’s a really good one with a fine dining pedigree and a worldwide legion of loyal fans?

Check the Shake Shack website here: www.shakeshack.com

— Bob Townsend, Food and More blog.

27 comments Add your comment

btownsend

August 2nd, 2013
3:35 pm

I’ll get it started and say that while I’m a Shake Shack and Danny Meyer fan, I’d much rather have an In-N-Out Burger. Simple, quality, really fast, fast food at a reasonable price. Of course, that will never happen.

Goat

August 2nd, 2013
3:47 pm

Love their burgers. Hit their Dixie Hwy. store every time i get down to Miami. Rather have a Whataburger. Good, and less than Shack Shake. ( Bob’s spelling )

btownsend

August 2nd, 2013
4:02 pm

@ Goat: That was a brain fade. But, see, I can fix it. Thanks for the comment and the catch late on Friday!

bongostella

August 2nd, 2013
6:34 pm

I would never eat at In-N-Out because the woman that owns it espouses her religious
beliefs on every thing that goes out the door.

david c

August 2nd, 2013
8:39 pm

Am I missing something about In-n-Out?

Doink

August 3rd, 2013
1:34 am

Is it merely a coincidence that Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out, the two most religious-based fast food restaurant chains in America, also happen to have the best-tasting overall food, the most courteous & friendly employees and the cleanest restaurants?

Doink

August 3rd, 2013
1:36 am

I would even take Whitney Mongiat OUT ON THE LAKE for one order of a 4X4 Animal-Style Burger and Animal-Style Fries from In-N-Out.

McCallie

August 3rd, 2013
8:38 am

Wow, Bongostella you get pretty wound up over not much. It’s your choice of course but your loss too. Many businesses are advocates for the beliefs of the owners. What makes you all wound up about this set of beliefs?

Edward

August 3rd, 2013
10:55 am

I do enjoy In-N-Out when I’m near one. While they have the bible verse notations, that doesn’t bother me. They don’t proselytize, nor do they lobby for discrimination of people who don’t believe as they do. Kudos to the Snyder family for that.

I’m looking forward to the Shake Shack being nearby.

Baltisraul....

August 3rd, 2013
11:06 am

bongostella…..I like the idea they stand up for their faith. How easy we forget a principal that our country was founded upon. Get a life, sister! Enjoy your food and worship as you wish and let the rest of us do the same. In-N-Out & Chick-fil-A are great American companies that are wonderful to their customers and their employees. Now, find something PC to say about that!

bongostella

August 3rd, 2013
1:30 pm

Baltiraul, how about “bite me”

Robin Ross

August 3rd, 2013
3:29 pm

I’ve eaten at In-N-Out Burger at two separate locations and I have to say that I was not impressed. The french fries taste weird. I’m not sure what the hoopla is all about. Looking forward to trying Shake Shack because I’ve heard it’s very good.

Baltisraul....

August 3rd, 2013
3:51 pm

bongostella…..nice mouth, lady! I take it from your post you have no interest in our founding principals. Go figure!! lol

Who you callin'...

August 3rd, 2013
7:59 pm

…a “lady”?

Edward

August 4th, 2013
11:42 am

There is a world of difference between what In-N-Out does (religion-wise) compared to Chick-Fil-A. The Snyder family makes no secret of the importance of their religion to them, but they do it quietly and keep their opinions to themselves. I can respect how they conduct their business. Chick-Fil-A is more in-your-face and indirectly funds some of the most disturbing organizations that have some extreme views (supporting death/torture to LGBT people in African countries, for example). They are free to do so, I don’t question that. But, I’m also free to choose not to dine there. We’re all free to choose where we want to spend our money, for whatever reasons are important to us.

SBinF

August 4th, 2013
12:49 pm

“Is it merely a coincidence that Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out, the two most religious-based fast food restaurant chains in America, also happen to have the best-tasting overall food, the most courteous & friendly employees and the cleanest restaurants?”

Are you high? It’s all crap.

Paul from Milton

August 4th, 2013
1:10 pm

I love it when a person disagrees with someone but doesn’t have a valid argument to counter them so they attack them personality. So the best argument that SBinF can muster is “Are you high?”. Very compelling reasoning there. I’m sure everyone agrees with you now.

And by the way, Chik-fil-A and In-N-Out burger are my two favorite fast food restaurants and both offer the best service.

nick gurz

August 4th, 2013
3:05 pm

jm

August 4th, 2013
7:42 pm

Why don’t you idiots stick to the topic at hand and quit acting like five-year-olds? Jeez…this chit is getting OLD with you dumbasses. Get a life.

Trying to be a foodie

August 5th, 2013
8:34 am

yes, Robin the In and Out fries are questionable. I had both burgers Shake and In during consecutive weeks’ travel just to see the diff. They can’t be compared. Although the In burger was good. It was good for its price point. No way it is better than Shake. They play in different leagues.

AzCat

August 5th, 2013
10:10 am

What Goat said. Whataburger makes a great burger. I see they finally made it to GA, but only in Thomasville at the present time. :-(

Eat at In-N-Out every time I’m in Vegas, topnotch all around as well.

Different price point for Shake Shack, at least acccording to a menu from a FL location. Not sure what they will bring to the table that Farm Burger, Yeah Burger or Moxie Burger aren’t already delivering.

Baltisraul....

August 5th, 2013
1:00 pm

Whataburger always gets mentioned. Rightfully, so. They now have a new burger w/ avocado as a topping. I have never had a Shake Shack burger. I look forward to trying some of their menu. In the meantime Whataburger is still #1 for me. Hope SS goes to the top of the list. I would then have 2 places to stop and enjoy.

Art

August 5th, 2013
6:30 pm

Balt, if you like What-a-burger, as do I, you’ll like Shake Shack. I was just in NYC this past weekend and had one. I’m not sure it merits the insane lines and hype but until What-a-burger decides to come to ATL, I guess I’ll get in the cue.

Mike

August 5th, 2013
9:49 pm

Edward, I’ve reviewed Chick-Fil-A’s charitable organization donations. Unless you define groups that provide marriage counseling and couples retreats to straight people to be “anti-gay,” the total amount given to organizations that actively campaign against LGBT issues is… drum roll… $2,000.

Which were probably matching donations from franchise owners that CFA was required to give under their matching program guidelines.

Mike

August 5th, 2013
9:52 pm

On the actual topic of Shake Shack… I’ve been past locations in New York, Philadelphia, and DC. They were all crowded even at odd times of the day. Considering that this is way past the “new and trendy” phase, I’m guessing there’s something to the place. Not that I bothered going in.

Here’s hoping it’s a “thriving area in Buckhead along Peachtree Road” when the place gets built, because it’s a hole in the ground right now.

Edward

August 6th, 2013
10:21 am

Mike, Chick-Fil-A’s Winshape Foundation has provided funding to other organizations that then provide funding to some really egregious political campaigns in places like Uganda and other countries that are promoting things like the “death to gays” laws, etc. They were directly funding the evangelical organizations that were sponsoring the main politicians responsible for those horrific laws. There is no indication that the funding has ceased.

Again, it is my choice of where to spend my money. I choose to go elsewhere.

SBinF

August 9th, 2013
8:47 am

“I love it when a person disagrees with someone but doesn’t have a valid argument to counter them so they attack them personality. So the best argument that SBinF can muster is “Are you high?”. Very compelling reasoning there. I’m sure everyone agrees with you now.”

I added, “it’s crap.” Because it is. It’s pretty silly to walk around touting the quality of Chick-fil-a food as compared to other fast food. It’s all subpar ingredients coated in salt and flour, then deep-fried. You can convince yourself otherwise to justify eating there. But let’s not pretend like you’re getting a fine dining experience by going to Chick-fil-a over McDonald’s. To be fair, the average American lacks a sophisticated palate. So yes, I suppose to you marinating a chicken breast in pickle juice is a novel approach to cooking….All I can say is you should get out more. And maybe try cooking a decent meal yourself. And no, Hamburger Helper doesn’t count.