Shake Shack Wants Grand Central to Be Next Stop

By Jill Colvin on July 21, 2011 12:09am 

Shake Shack is reportedly making a move to open in Grand Central.
Shake Shack is reportedly making a move to open in Grand Central.
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MIDTOWN — Shake Shack is looking to roll into Grand Central Terminal.

The blockbuster burger chain has filed an application with the MTA to open a new location inside the storied station, a spokeswoman said.

"As we expand Shake Shack we are looking to make our home in vibrant locations throughout New York City and beyond," she said. "We are interested in exploring the idea of bringing a Shake Shack to Grand Central, and have responded to the MTA's [request for proposals]."

The chain, which serves raved-about burgers, fries, frozen custards and shakes, is reportedly eyeing the Zocalo space on the Lower Level Dining Concourse, according to Gothamist.com, which first reported Shake Shack's plan.

The spokeswoman described the terminal, which is seeing a major influx of new tenants, including Beer Table Pantry and the Tri Tip Grill, as "a spectacularly beautiful historic landmark that serves as both a transportation hub and cultural point of interest for residents, commuters and tourists alike."

Shake Shack, whose first location opened in Madison Square Park, now operates locations throughout the city, including one near the Port Authority bus terminal.

The chain has earned such a loyal following that Harlem’s recently-opened Milk Burger not only mimicked its menu, but even used a picture of a Shack Burger instead of one of its own on the eatery's website.

Shake Shack wants to open its newest location in Grand Central Terminal.
Shake Shack wants to open its newest location in Grand Central Terminal.
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