Washington Gets Shake Shacked
Workers have been hired and the signage has been installed at Shake Shack at 1216 18th St. NW. At press, the burger joint was scheduled to open on May 17 at 11 a.m. and will be open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The District's first Shake Shack (there are also locations in Miami, Westport, Ct. and New York) will be located on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street, the former site of Fuddruckers. Unlike the original Madison Square Park location, where the owners introduced the Shack Cam to make up for endless lines, the D.C. location will not have a video feed to alert customers of potential lines, Shack spokesperson Theresa Mullen told WTOP.
The District's second Shake Shack location will open later this season at Nationals Park. Mullen says the Nats Park location will likely open before mid-Summer. The owners also plan to open three other restaurants later this year: Blue Smoke, El Verano Taqueria and Box Frites.