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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Shake Shack to Open New Supreme Court Location

Esteemed restauranteur Danny Meyer revealed plans today to open a Shake Shack at the U.S. Supreme Court.

SCOTUS shake shack

Meyer already has a Dupont Circle location for his wildly popular burger franchise, but was looking to capture the crucial Capitol Hill market.

That's when Chief Justice Roberts stepped in to offer prime real estate on First Street.  

"We've been contemplating an upgrade in the Court cafeteria for a while now, and we saw this as an opportunity to draw more Americans to our great halls of justice," the Chief Justice remarked, noting that people were already lining up outside of the Court in anticipation of a new Shake Shack location.



In honor of the opening, Shake Shack has announced that it will be adding menu items exclusive to the Supreme Court location including the Chief Justice Burger and the GVRilled Cheese Sandwich.  

The opening, however, has not been without controversy.  The Justices are said to have had intense disagreements about details of the arrangement, for example, whether broccoli should be a mandatory part of every meal.  

Moreover, several prominent lawyers who applied for employment as "clerk" were disappointed to learn that they were being interviewed for positions at cash registers rather than in chambers.

Despite these setbacks, the Shake Shack is on track to begin taking orders as early as this October, promising to make the 2012-2013 the most delicious in Supreme Court history.  


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Given the food places common near the Bronx courthouse, Justice Sotomayor also was on record that a more ethnic option should have been selected. Scalia dissented, noting that they probably would be stuck with some knock-off pizza place or something.

Posted by: Joe | Apr 1, 2012 11:36:28 AM

But what are they going to do about parking? Will there be a drive-through window? Trying to make a left turn onto or off of First for a burger, a shake, and a concurring-in-part-and-dissenting-in-part opinion will be almost impossible during business hours...

Posted by: C.E. Petit | Apr 1, 2012 11:33:58 AM

What a disappointment! If only it were Steak 'n Shake. The U.S. west of the Hudson remains without a presence at the Supreme Court.

Posted by: James Maxeiner | Apr 1, 2012 10:38:03 AM

I heard they were going to include Asian offerings, including Cardosa and Pad Taney, and desserts like the Goldberg Sundae. And I heard they WEREN'T going to have the Burger Burger because people would assume there wasn't much meat.

Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Apr 1, 2012 10:22:17 AM

Ironically, I'm told the "GVRilled Cheese Sandwich" was selected over the "Felix Frankfurter" on the grounds that name of the latter would have been too cheesy.

Posted by: Adam Kolber | Apr 1, 2012 9:54:30 AM

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