After seizing strategically vital territory in the theater district earlier this month, Danny Meyer's Shake Shack army continues to gobble up their portion under the sun. The restaurateur's insatiable lust for Shake Shack über alles is surpassed only by New Yorkers' lust for Shake Shack, and sources inside the Meyer camp have revealed that Meyer is now greedily eying Battery Park City, where he could plant the Shake Shack flag as early as January. As Meyer declared last year, "A hamburger stand is a very democratizing amenity." But Meyer's bring a lot more than just democracy to that desolate southwest region of Manhattan.

Meyer plans to occupy the old Embassy Suites complex at 102 North End Avenue with two other ventures in addition to Shake Shack. Under the auspices of his Union Square Hospitality Group, Meyer will also open his second Blue Smoke, the popular BBQ restaurant connected to the Jazz Standard. And as if that wasn't enough, Meyer plans to open a "new, yet-to-be-named fine dining restaurant" within the complex. Battery Park City, welcome to Meyerdise. The line forms on the right.