Shake Shack will open in West Hollywood next year

Shake Shack

Shake Shack’s downtown L.A. location will replace the 801 Hill nightclub at the corner of Hill and 8th streets. Above, a Shake Shack in Las Vegas.

(John Locher / Associated Press)

Shake Shack, the New York City burger joint often referred to as the In-N-Out of the East, will open in West Hollywood next year. The company announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday morning.

The restaurant, with its cult-like following, is known for serving rich frozen custards, cheeseburgers with tangy Shacksauce, and a long line through Madison Square Park. 

The Los Angeles location will be at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive. This will be the first Los Angeles Shake Shack. New York transplants have to drive to the Las Vegas Strip to get a taste of home. 

“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 L.A. is on its way,” said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti 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.”


The restaurant will serve its coveted 100% natural, Angus beef burgers, crinkle cut fries, frozen custard and hot dogs at the new location. 

And you may need to sit down for this next bit of news. Shake Shack L.A. will have a dedicated parking lot. 

Shake Shack started as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park as part of an effort to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. In 2004, Shake Shack officially opened as a restaurant, and has since grown to include locations in Chicago, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida and even Dubai.

8520 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles,


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