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Shake Shack hits San Diego: Fine dining and the crowded burger market

Shake Shack hits San Diego: Fine dining and the crowded burger market

If you eat one cheeseburger a week, Shake Shack executives want it to be theirs - and the company is gambling that San Diego will embrace its fine-dining version in an increasingly crowded burger market.

The first Shake Shack in San Diego opens Friday at Westfield UTC mall in University City.

Founded in New York by celebrity restaurateur Danny Meyer, the company serves up "roadside stand" burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes with modern-day flair.

Doesn't that sound like a handful of other places in San Diego - including The Habit,...

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