It looks like the summer of 2016 will be the battle of the burgers in Los Angeles.
That’s because the widely revered Shake Shack is setting up shop in West Hollywood, making it the first SoCal outpost of the chain.
— SHAKE SHACK (@shakeshack) April 21, 2015
In Los Angeles, In-N-Out is king, but while East Coasters drool over the thought of a Double Double Animal Style with grilled onions, West Coasters instead dream of frozen custard, portobello mushroom burgers and grilled split hot dogs. Finally, their fast food wishes are about to come true.
— sav (@Savvyy519) April 21, 2015
Someone hold my poodle! @shakeshack is coming to West Hollywood!
— Dustin Belt (@dbeltwrites) April 21, 2015
— Lydia Mack (@ChaiAndSass) April 21, 2015
Parks and Rec actor Ben Schwartz (aka Jean-Ralphio, my fave TV character of all time) is stoked:
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) April 21, 2015
Julie Chen is freaking out, too:
— Julie Chen (@JulieChen) April 21, 2015
So, what can Angelenos expect on their first trip to Shake Shack? All-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, for one. Niman ranch bacon, loaded hot dogs and beer and wine, for another. Shake Shack is definitely more upscale than In-N-Out, but both have equally fervent followers — and I’m guessing everyone in LA will be happy to have their options open.