The first Shake Shack west of the Mississippi will arrive on the Strip in late 2014. The inspiration for the setting, and the design of the restaurant, is the original Shake Shack in Manhattan's Madison Square Park.
Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer hopes its arrival within the newly announced $100 million remodel of the Monte Carlo and New York-New York resorts, will create "a new gathering place for people from all walks of life and from around the world to come together." The park, plazas, retail and restaurant mega upgrade are seen as a gateway to a proposed 20,000-seat arena.
A promise has been made to construct the location with "a variety of recycled and sustainable materials" and utilize energy efficient kitchen equipment and lighting. Chairs and booths will be made from "lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council" and in an imaginative move, tabletops will be created from "reclaimed bowling alley lanes."
In addition to the classic burger, flat-top dogs and frozen custard menu, "an exclusive selection of rich and creamy frozen custard concretes" will be created just for Las Vegas.
Not yet addressed by MGM, the renderings of the new park and Shake Shack location imply both the service road to the right of the New York-New York resort and also Rue De Monte Carlo will be dramatically modified, if not removed entirely. This would leave Shake Shack with the advantage of standing alone in a newly pedestrian friendly plaza between these two resorts.
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