Shake Shack opens, replaces Fuddruckers in Dupont Circle

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The Shake Shack, a modern day ‘roadside’ burger stand, opens in Dupont Circle today, reports the Washington Post.


New York restauranteur Danny Meyer’s burger chain, took over Fuddrucker’s old diggs, at 1216 18th Street NW, when it closed. The burger joint, noted for its potato buns, also offers frozen custard, crinkle fries, and seasonal brews, including their very own Shackmeister Ale.

Some visitors note, Five Guys’ are no competition for the Shake Shack. “The only real competition is In&Out. (Sorry 5 guys but medium rare on a potato bun is where it’s at),” writes Yelp reviewer Olujimi A.

Lines at the infamous Manhattan locale are so long, the restaurant installed a ‘Shack Cam’ so patrons could check the lines before arriving. The Dupont location though, won’t be serviced with a Shack Cam.

“Burgers are perfectly assembled and wrapped tightly in their trademark wax paper. The Shroom burger is painfully delicious despite full awareness of the deep fried saturated fat I'm ingesting. Even the bird dog is an unbelievable mix of chicken and bratwurst,” writes Yelp reviewer Liz T.

Another locale, ousting Five Guys, is set to open in Nationals Park mid-summer.

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