Yes, it's true: At 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, Colorado's first Shake Shack will open at 2995 Larimer Street, in the heart of RiNo. It will be followed later this year by locations in Highlands Ranch and Denver International Airport. The concept by legendary New York restaurateur Danny Meyer has many fans, but others wonder why there's such fuss about another burger joint coming to town. Asks Josh:
What’s so special about this burger chain? Never heard of it.
It's a fast-food joint, something of a Hipster McDonald's for people who like Pizza Hut. I think it's a tourist spot In Manhattan for non-New Yorkers, right? Do we need such a thing here? No.
One of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Definitely hit this spot.
So much hype. Gonna be fun to laugh at the line.
I don't remember the last time I was so unenthused for an opening.
All that hooplah about gentrification, two months later, BOOM SHAKE SHACK!
And Michael concludes:
Who cares. When is In-N-Out coming to D town?
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Not only is Shake Shake coming to Colorado, but In-N-Out will be opening stores in this state, too. Both chains — one out of New York, one out of California — have plenty of fans here.
But Denver also has wonderful homegrown burger bars. This past week, we served up our ten favorites, from multi-store chains to high-end eateries, and all flavored with a taste of home.
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