Washington, D.C., Is Next to Get a Shake Shack

Photo: Hannah Whitaker

Look out, Five Guys: Washington, D.C., (where Serendipity 3, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Carmine’s have recently settled) will now have a Shake Shack to brag about. Union Square Hospitality Group has announced that it will open a Dupont Circle location next year at 1216 18th Street Northwest, on the southwest corner of Connecticut Avenue. Danny Meyer, who spent his salad days in D.C. as a Senate intern, says he’s “incredibly excited” to do business in the city that the Washington Post recently dubbed a “burger mecca.” If it wasn’t then, it is now.