Shake Shack opens in West Hollywood

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2000 Rainbow Connection Shake Shack_Wonho Frank Lee
Shake Shack’s Rainbow Connection Concrete, made from Cofax donuts and SQIRL jam is another LA exclusive. (Photo by Wonho Frank Lee)

Fifteen years ago, New York restaurateur Danny Meyer opened the first Shake Shack. It was a cart that sold hot dogs in Midtown Manhattan. Now it’s an international chain where tourists and locals go to eat frosty concretes and gourmet burgers.

Meyer cut the ribbon on a new Shake Shack in West Hollywood on Tuesday and spoke to us about why it took so long to bring his chain to California. He also gives us the scoop on what inspired the Roadside Double burger, which is only available at the WeHo location.

Shake Shack: 8520 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Since Meyer is CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, we also checked in on how “Hospitality Included” is going at his New York restaurants where the service charge is being worked into food prices on the menu.

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The Roadside Double burger is exclusive to Shake Shack’s newest location in West Hollywood. (Photo by Wonho Frank Lee)
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The new Chick’n Shake and the Shakemeister Ale. (Photo by Liz Clayman)