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Shake Shack is Finally Coming to New Orleans Metro Area

It’s the first in Louisiana

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New Orleans is finally getting a Shake Shack, but a burger will cost the price of an airline ticket. The Danny Meyer burger chain will open a location in the new terminal (past security) at Louis Armstrong airport, making it the first Shake Shack in Louisiana, reports the Advocate.

Danny Meyer, who wrote a book on hospitality, opened the first Shake Shack in a hot dog stand in Madison Square Park in New York. Now, there are over 130 locations around the world.

The menu is simple (burgers, shakes, crinkle fries, dogs, and chicken sandwiches), but the chain has a cult following for its commitment to what it calls “fresh, simple, high-quality versions of the classics.

And then there’s the ShackSauce, a “slightly spicy, sweet and sour blend of mayo, ketchup, mustard, and spices,” which is reportedly made in Louisiana.

So, really, it’s about time Louisiana got a Shake Shack.

Cafe du Monde also announced today that it would open a location in the new terminal.

The new terminal will open in February 2019.