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New Shake Shack Burger; Another NYC Restaurant Coming?

All the Atlanta restaurant info you need to start your day on Wednesday, July 29.

Shake Shack.
Shake Shack.
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— Shake Shack has a new limited-time burger for the end of summer. The Roadside Shack comes with bacon and caramelized onions simmered in beer, and it's apparently inspired by the ever-present roadside burger stand trend that is taking over the U.S.

— It sounds like another New York burger icon plans to make its way to the local market. JG Melon is looking at rapid expansion, and Shaun Young, a partner with the company, told the Wall Street Journal Atlanta is on his list of potential outposts: "Then we'll go national, the major cities — Georgetown, Atlanta, Boston, and then we're going to go international."

— Taking up residence in the former Dogwood Kitchen space, Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen will open in mid-August at 565 Peachtree Street in Midtown. Chef/owner Wendy Chang told Atlanta Magazine the restaurant will serve Asian-inspired "plant-based, organic, and locally sourced fare" for lunch, dinner, and eventually brunch.

— Fondu chain The Melting Pot, which has four Atlanta-area locations, is giving kids these days incentive to stop playing on their phones during dinner. In a press release, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the chain announced a 20 percent discount for guests who leave their cell phones in a basket on their tables during meals, in an attempt to help families "go offline and reconnect."

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