New York's hottest burger chain is opening a new location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and it's inching closer to Fort Worth.
Shake Shack, the "modern day version of a roadside burger stand" launched by New York chef Danny Meyer, is opening what will be its fourth DFW location in Irving, at the intersection of SH-161 and MacArthur Boulevard.
A Shake Shack spokesperson confirmed that the restaurant is "slated for a late 2018 opening."
Shake Shack is noted for its burgers, crinkle-cut fries, and frozen custard. It also serves hot dogs, beer, and wine.
The chain made its debut in the area in Dallas' Uptown in August 2016. A location opened in Plano in September 2017, and in Dallas' Preston Royal area one month later.
There's also a location in the works for DFW Airport, although it's behind security, meaning locals won't be able to get to it, meaning it doesn't really count.
The Irving location is intriguing and unexpected. Northeast of the airport and accessible to the communities of Coppell, Lewisville, Valley Ranch, Carrollton, and Flower Mound.
Or for that matter, Grapevine and/or Highland Village, if they're really desperate for some crinkle cut fries or maybe one of their new veggie burgers, currently available as a test item in just a few locations across the country including most Texas stores.
This location represents the chain's most westerly location — surely fueling the idea that a Shake Shack could be opening in Tarrant County in 2019?