Put down the Sbarro and pick up a 'Shroomburger: Shake Shack is coming to JFK. Danny Meyer's oh-my-god-they're-everywhere burger joint will open in JFK's newly revamped Terminal 4 this May along with a few other big names in the food business, like Marcus Samuelsson, La Brea Bakery and The Palm.
In addition to concretes and crinkle fries, Meyer will also open a satellite version of his barbecue restaurant, Blue Smoke On The Road, offering ribs and other meaty accoutrement plus specialty cocktails to wash down your pre-flight Xanex. Samuelsson, not to be outdone, will also open two restaurants: Uptown Brasserie, a New York style restaurant serving "classic American favorites with international influences" and the infinitely more interesting-sounding Street Food, where you can sample on-the-go foodstuffs inspired by street food around the world.
Other inductees to the inaugural Terminal 4 class are steakhouse The Palm Bar & Grill; baked goods from La Brea Bakery and Cake Tin; French-inspired brasserie Le Grand Comptoir, which boasts an impressive selection of wines; sushi bar Asobu; and organic food market Camden food co. All of this sounding a little too highbrow for your pre-flight palate? You can still get your chain resto fix at Dunkin' Donuts and McDonalds or throw back some shots and beers at Buffalo Wild Wings.