Bloomie, Marty Attend Shake Shack Opening in Downtown Brooklyn [Video]

Shake Shack [409 Fulton Street] has arrived and not a moment too soon for this writer. Before locating on Fulton and Adams, I had to trek to Battery Park City to get my Double Burger with French Fries (100% free of artificial trans-fats and made from Yukon Gold potatoes, 25% less fat than average fries) and chocolate Hand-Spun shake eaten with a spoon. Yes, these shakes are thick enough to be eaten with a spoon and every spoonful is delectable. Shake Shake doesn’t come cheap though. A burger, fries and shake will cost close to $20 but it is worth every penny.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and others were on hand for today’s opening. Video after the jump.

Check out Shake Shack calorie counts here [PDF] (via @MaryHartleyRD)

Shake Shake will soon be followed by Panera Bread (coffee shop/café) in March, Sugar and Plumm (restaurant ice cream parlor), and American BBQ and Beer Company in Fall 2012.

All these new restaurants will be in close proximity on Adams Street on the western entrance to the Fulton Mall. These restaurants have two things in common, 1) they all represent quality and 2) they all are guaranteed to add to your calorie count with burgers, quality breads, desserts, beer and BBQ.

In conclusion, though not formally in the confines Brooklyn Heights, they are all close enough for all to enjoy.

Added note, considering your potential caloric intake after visiting these scrumptious eateries, the additional walk may prove advantageous.

Enjoy, I know I will.

And while we’re very excited to see Shake Shake and the others come to Downtown Brooklyn, we’ve lost Seasons in the North Heights this week.

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  • mlo

    The line at 1:30 today was out the door and down one full block.

  • GHB

    The Mayor and Marty? Really? Don’t they have better things to do with their time than stuff their cakeholes?

  • Chris

    Fulton will soon have all the character of a Six Flags picnic area.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Chris, first of all, Shake Shake is not your typical burger joint on a strip. Danny Myer has made excellent decisions with respect to placement of his eateries and his selecting this excellent location will help improve Fulton Mall and contribute to its transformation.

    Also, have you been to the Fulton Mall lately? Are you really serious that this is a step down from sneaker stores and cell phone distributors. Every time I pass by Cage & Tollner, it breaks my heart. You are entitled to your opinion but I disagree totally.

  • Knight

    A photo-op AND a free shake. Marty must be in Heaven!

  • http://j lois

    Thanks for the virtual lunch, Karl. Saves me a few calories. Liked your comment about Marty; love him or not, he sure does promote our boro. And, GHB, aren’t our “governors” entitled to a lunch break? Glad to see them all there.

  • GHB

    @lois – Marty, OK… but Bloomberg? There are so many more important things he should be doing. Clearing Zuccotti Park, for one.

  • RemsenGal

    Well stated, Karl! Danny Myer’s restaurants are really spectacular eateries and I can’t wait to have one in walking distance from our home!