Move over In-N-Out! If LA’s favorite homegrown burger chain absolutely refuses to open an urban store in Downtown LA (you can read more about why In-N-Out has decided not to open here), then we’ll be glad to embrace the East Coast counterpart — Shake Shack! Yes, those yummy (but kinda-pricey-compared-to-In-N-Out) burgers from New York City will be making their way to the southwest corner of 8th and Hill replacing the 801 Hill nightclub that currently operates in the space.
Shake Shack started as just a food cart outside New York’s Madison Square Park in 2000 and has grown over the last decade and a half to one of the most popular burger chains in the country with its first two new locations in the LA area opening this year in West Hollywood and Glendale. Downtown LA’s new Shake Shack restaurant in the Historic Core, which will be 3,000 square feet large, will be its actual first location in the City of Los Angeles.
Shake Shack is planning to begin construction on the restaurant by summer this year and looking to hopefully open sometime in early 2017. You may also remember that a brand new Sweetgreen will be opening next door.