RIVER NORTH — In a neighborhood known for its fine dining, a no-frills burger-and-shake joint could be a welcome addition, provided it's as iconic as the New York-born Shake Shack.
"We're pleased to report that Shake Shack is coming to Chicago in late 2014," Shake Shack spokesman Greg Waters confirmed to DNAinfo.com Chicago via email.
Waters said a formal announcement will be made sometime late Monday or early Tuesday.
Eater Chicago first reported rumors that the fast-casual eatery was eyeing the storefront at 66 E. Ohio St., which currently houses a Harley-Davidson dealership.
Shake Shack's menu varies by location, though most include the "Shack-ago," a hot dog with Chicago-style fixings, as well as burgers, frozen custard and "concretes," which are milkshakes with densely-packed mix-ins.
Shake Shack is part of the Union Square Hospitality Group, a collection of restaurants owned and operated by restaurateur Danny Meyer that includes Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park, The Modern and Gramercy Tavern in New York.