Shake Shack to Open Its First-Ever Location in Los Angeles

Shake Shack comes to West Hollywood in 2016, but will it spell trouble for In-N-Out?
Shake Shack comes to West Hollywood in 2016, but will it spell trouble for In-n-Out?
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In 2016, the first-ever West Coast Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out smackdown will commence.  

The Shake burger is finally heading to the West Coast. Shake Shack just announced that they will be opening a Los Angeles location in 2016, the first-ever West Coast outpost of the popular burger chain. The restaurant will be opening West Hollywood at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive.

“We’ve heard from our West Coast fans for years that they’d love a Shake Shack in California, and at long last, we’re delighted to say Shake Shack LA is on its way,” said Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO, in a press release. “Los Angeles is one of the greatest cities in the world with a culture like no other, and we look forward to being a part of the community.”

Shake Shack is expanding all over the place, but this is particularly intriguing news because Los Angeles already has local favorite burger chain: In-N-Out. It will definitely be interesting to see how the two duke it out in the battle of the beef and buns. The Daily Meal has documented the battle of the best burger chains before — we ultimately picked Shake Shack as the reigning champ, but In-N-Out’s Animal Fries did give us pause.

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The Daily Meal has contacted both Shake Shack and In-N-Out for more information on Shake Shack’s West coast invasion.