Danny Meyer and Owners of the Dead Rabbit to Open a Restaurant/Bar Concept Outside New York

Danny Meyer is teaming up with the prohibition-era downtown bar the Dead Rabbit to open a new concept this summer
Danny Meyer and Owners of the Dead Rabbit to Open a Restaurant/Bar Concept Outside New York

Two of the biggest names in New York City dining and bars are joining forces.

Danny Meyer (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), and Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry (the creative team behind the Dead Rabbit, named the best bar in North America two years in a row), are coming together to open a new restaurant and bar concept this summer. Sadly, these three New York giants will open their eatery/watering hole outside of New York. Muldoon and McGarry will oversee the concept, brand, and beverage program of the restaurant, while Union Square Hospitality Group will curate the design; operate the space; and oversee hiring, hospitality training, and day-to-day operations.

“Both Jack and I have long admired and been inspired by Danny Meyer, who has set the benchmark for hospitality,” says Muldoon, managing partner, the Dead Rabbit. “We are honored to work with Union Square Events to create an incomparable drinking and dining experience.”

There’s no word yet on where this restaurant will open, but Meyer said he will bring a local chef onboard to create the culinary program.

“We’re incredibly excited for the expansion of Union Square Events,” said Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group. “When we learned about the opportunity to collaborate with the passionate and talented team who introduced the Dead Rabbit to Manhattan, we jumped at the chance. Sean and Jack play hospitality right out of our book, and bring an extraordinary gift for imagining what your favorite bar might look and taste like.”

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