Shake Shack Expands Beyond New York, Takes Miami


First, Daniel Boulud announced plans for London and now … Shake Shack Miami! There’s been zilch sign of progress at the Nolita location of Shake Shack and still no opening time frame beyond 2010, but Danny Meyer has just announced that in the spring or summer of next year he’ll open the first non–New York Shack at 1111 Lincoln Road, a swank retail-residential project from developer Robert Wennett and architects Herzog and De Meuron. A press release informs us that the new Shack will be an indoor-outdoor affair featuring “lush water gardens” and 50-year-old oak trees, and one imagines it’ll be the first of others around the country. Also on the subject of burger expansion — the other day we rang up Whataburger on a whim, and yeah, they have no plans to come here. Come on, all you In-N-Outs and Smashburgers and Culver’s — get to New York while the gettin’ is good.