Shake Shack opens first California location in West Hollywood staff via KABC logo
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Shake Shack opened its second California location in Glendale on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles' burger wars are about to heat up with Tuesday's grand opening of California's very first Shake Shack.

The popular New York-based burger restaurant opened at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive in West Hollywood at 11 a.m.

Shake Shack is known for their smashed burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, shakes, crinkle-cut fries and dog-friendly treats.

The chain has developed a cult-like following since it first opened in New York City's Madison Square Park more than a decade ago.

"We're stoked to finally join California's one-of-a-kind burger culture," said Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti in a statement.

The West Hollywood location serves L.A.'s own Roadside Double, a double Swiss cheeseburger topped with Dijon mustard and onions simmered in bacon and beer.

The company also plans to open two additional locations in Glendale in 2016 and in downtown L.A. in 2017. For more information, visit