• Burger chain Shake Shack coming to Seattle

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    A popular nationwide burger joint that hasn’t yet shacked up in the northwest is coming to Seattle.

    Right now, the simple burgers of Dick’s Drive-In have the hearts – and the stomachs – of Seattleites.

    Ever since the Wallingford store opened in 1954, its drive-in restaurants have been an institution throughout the Puget Sound. The restaurant still uses fresh, never-frozen beef and buns along with hand-cut fries from real potatoes.

    >> Related: Dick's Drive-In makes ‘25 Best Cheeseburgers' national list

    But northwest residents have recently chattered about a new burger place yet to hit the northwest, especially after food critics said Costco made a “copycat” version of a staple menu item.

    New York City-based Shake Shack – with 86 locations across the United States – prides itself as being a “modern day version of a roadside stand.”

    It announced on Wednesday that it’s setting up shop in Seattle.

     

    GeekWire reports that the location is in the heart of Amazon’s expanding SLU campus.

    Shake Shack builds its burger with all-natural Angus beef, a “Chicago-style” potato bun, and Shack's sauce (this includes mayo, dijon mustard, and dill pickle brine).

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