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Atlanta’s First Shake Shack Has a Rooftop

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If this were the opening scene of a movie, you’d be looking at a small hot dog cart in the middle of NYC’s Madison Square Park right now.

You’d see a winding line full of people waving cash in the air.

You’d see a girl in slow motion biting into a hot dog, closing her eyes and smiling.

And then you’d see a black screen with the words: 13 Years Later...

Cut to Shake Shack, the city’s first outpost of that legendary architect of Angus beef burgers, chicken dogs and curiously dense frozen custards, hoping to open next Tuesday in the Buckhead Atlanta development. (See the slideshow here.)

If you haven’t yet experienced this during your travels, that’s great news. Everything will be new. The smells. The sounds. The tables made from bowling lanes...

Show up with a casual fourth date after exploring the surrounding shops. Send them up the elevator to grab a table on the rooftop patio while you handle the counter order. Two draft Terrapin Pumpkin Fests. A couple off-menu BurgerMeisters topped with crispy beer-marinated shallots.

And you’ll be needing a concrete with an entire piece of H&F Bread Co. pecan pie blended into vanilla custard.

Maybe take the stairs back down.

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