Shake Shack coming to Philly

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Shake Shack, the Danny Meyer burger chain, is coming to Philly.

A lease has been executed at 2000 Sansom St., the southwest corner of 20th and Sansom Streets, across from Village Whiskey.

A rep promises inside and outside seating, and beer and wine.

It's up for the second half of 2012.

Philly's Shake Shack will join others – Madison Square Park (the original Shack, founded in 2004), Upper West Side (2008), Citi Field (2009), Theater District (2010), Upper East Side (2010) and Battery Park City (2011), as well as its locations in Miami Beach (2010), Washington, D.C. (Dupont Circle and Nationals Park, both in 2011) and Saratoga Race Course, N.Y. (2010).

Additionally, Shake Shack opened its first location overseas this spring in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a second opening mid-summer in Kuwait City.

Shake Shack's rep says it was born from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park created by Union Square Hospitality Group to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation, “I ♥Taxi.”

Correction: A second floor will not be built onto the property, Shake Shack's rep says.

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