Former Californians in Texas may have rejoiced this summer when news broke that In-N-Out planned an Austin expansion after a successful launch in Dallas, but now it's time for New Yorkers to celebrate. Shake Shack, the lunchtime destination of Manhattanites for nearly a decade is coming to Austin.
Known for delicious burgers, crispy fries, to-die-for milkshakes (and really, really long lines), Shake Shack developed a cult-like following when it opened in New York's Madison Square Park in 2004. It has since expanded to 30 locations, with Shacks popping up along the East coast, London and even the Middle East.
The new Shake Shack will be located next to the newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar (currently that giant, sad hole in the ground across from Gibson Bar).
According to the company's press release, "the Austin menu will feature all the Shake Shack classics including beer, wine, and a selection of tailor-made frozen custard concretes." For you native Texans, a concrete is a thicker, denser milkshake made out of custard.
No word on future expansion to other Texas cities. But in Houston, we can hold out hope.