Is New York getting a Shake Shack in the sky? The Times reports that seven companies have placed bids for the observation deck at 1 World Trade Center, including Danny Meyer. Food service titan Aramark is also interested, and so is Legends Hospitality, the company that runs the food at Yankee Stadium. The operators of the Empire State Building and Eiffel Tower observation decks have also placed bids.
Now it's up to the Durst Organization, which owns 1 WTC with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to decide who should operate the tallest snack bar in New York City. And hopefully they'll pick Danny Meyer, because he's an upstanding operator and the man loves a challenge. Also, it would be awesome to eat a Shack Burger while looking down at a helicopter.
· Bidders Compete to Run Trade Center Observatory, 1,200 Feet Up [NYT]
· All Coverage of Danny Meyer [~ENY~]