“If Shake Shack doesn’t announce this year that they’re opening in California, that is a huge slap in the face to Los Angeles.”
- My friend Garrett, 2 weeks ago
Well, crisis averted. My friend can put away his satisfaction demanding white handkerchief, because this morning New York burger chain Shake Shack announced that it will be opening its first Southern California location in West Hollywood at some point in 2016. Having lived in L.A. and New York for a practically equal amount of time I have much love for both In N Out Burger and Shake Shack. I’ve even argued that comparing the two is a silly exercise. In N Out Burger is half the price and a west coast staple whose awesomeness will never be diminished. But Shake Shack is objectively better. It’s also twice as expensive. You don’t have to like it more than In N Out (there’s no arguing with personal taste), but take the price and nostalgia out of it and Shake Shack is kind of better.
Don’t believe me? Here are 5 reasons even the most hard core In N Out fan should be excited for Shake Shack…