Well THIS just in from Grub Street - http://nymag.com/dai...ea_stadium.html
Yeah - read the URL. New Shake shack to open at Shea Stadium.
 it will be at the new Citi Field. I'm pretty sure 20 years of conditioning will have me calling it Shea for the remainder of my years, however.
First off, this is a natural to me. Most baseball stadiums are the antithesis to culinary destinations, BUT since Camden Yards and most since, i.e. AT&T, Petco, Citizen's Bank, they're sure to feature outposts of their local specialities. They also now have loads of options in terms of draft beers.
What sucks is, the overall operation of the park is Sysco, who is somehow capable of overcooking, undercooking, making stale and otherwise mishandling even the most basic items. Their staff is also comicly slow and just gets shit wrong constantly. So I do hope that the ratio of Sysco-operated crapola will decrease greatly compared to the franchised outposts.
It's actually a good opportunity for anyone who wants to do quality takeout food; you will ALWAYS get customers because the lines are so long elsewhere, so people are just hungry and will eat anything, at which point you really must suck if even then you can't do good business... I mean look at the crap people are actually standing online waiting for....
Funniest thing about this - the baseball schedule will exactly mirror the seasonal schedule of the Madison Park shack. So now they still don't have to even think about the shack for 4 months out of the year.
Edited by raji, 11 August 2007 - 06:35 PM.