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What:Foodie favorite Shake Shack has arrived in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The eatery, operated by global restaurateur HMSHost in partnership with developer Westfield and Los Angeles World Airports, debuted June 28 and is open from 4:30 a.m. to midnight.
Why It Matters: Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern-day “roadside” burger joint known for its all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, hormone-free chicken, flat-top dogs, frozen custard, crinkle-cut fries and more. It has earned a cult-like following worldwide, so if agents have clients flying out of Terminal 3 — on Alaska Air, Horizon Air, Jet Blue or Virgin America, for instance — they’ll probably appreciate a heads-up that a Shake Shack visit is an option for kicking off their vacation.
Fast Facts:- The LAX Shake Shack’s breakfast menu will feature the eatery's signature breakfast sandwiches: Sausage, Egg N’ Cheese ($5.65); Bacon, Egg N’ Cheese ($5.65); and Egg N’ Cheese ($4.45). Rounding out breakfast will be a wide selection of coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
- Since the original Shake Shack opened in 2004 in New York's Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 80 locations in 18 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and more than 50 international locations including London; Istanbul; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Tokyo; Moscow; Seoul, South Korea; and more.
- LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world and the second busiest in the U.S. and was named one of Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports.
What They Are Saying:“We’ve built such a strong community in Los Angeles since we opened our first Shake Shack last year in West Hollywood, Calif.,” said Michael Kark, vice president of global licensing for Shake Shack. “We’ve always had hopes for an LAX restaurant and are thrilled that it’s becoming a reality. We’re excited to share the Shake Shack experience with even more Angelenos and with travelers from around the world.”
“HMSHost is thrilled to be bringing Shake Shack to LAX and delivering this beloved burger brand to travelers,” added Steve Johnson, president and CEO of HMSHost. “We’re also very excited that we’re able to do this alongside LAWA and Westfield, a perfect debut for this exciting new partnership.”
“We’re raising the bar for what’s possible at an airport, and with the help of our partners, we’re adding Shake Shack to our list of delicious LAX eats that guests will be able to enjoy,” said Trevor Daley, deputy executive director and chief of external affairs for LAWA. “Shake Shack will redefine the travel experience and will surely become an LAX must-stop spot.”
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