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Shake Shack's Second LA Location Lands in Glendale Across the Americana at Brand

You can finally have In-N-Out and Shake Shack side by side.

Shake Shack's planned location in Glendale, across from the Americana at Brand
Shake Shack's planned location in Glendale, across from the Americana at Brand
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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Rejoice, Glendale, because your town just got a thousand percent cooler. Shake Shack, the unstoppable fast-casual burger chain based in New York, is opening its second official Los Angeles-area location in Glendale, across the Americana at Brand next to the former Masonic Temple. Reps confirmed the news today, telling Eater that a late 2016 arrival is expected.

Placed across from one of LA's busiest shopping districts (and such spots as Bourbon SteakDin Tai Fung and even Cheesecake Factory), expect Shake Shack to join a bustling dining corridor. Another fun fact: it'll also be the closest Shake Shack to an In-N-Out Burger, which is down the street about a block away.

That means the comparisons between the two chains will be inevitable, with people taking sides like the Republicans and Democrats in the long struggle to determine which burger chain is better. But Glendale denizens won't care: having both burgers within a minute of each other is the best possible win imaginable.

Shake Shack's first LA location is slated for a mid-2016 debut in West Hollywood, and the pretty artwork just around the buildout is already becoming an Instagram destination.