BOOM! Danny Meyer to Open ‘The Bard' in Central Park

Given his restaurants mostly lie beneath the park, we found it slightly curious that Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group is hosting a VIP Cafe at an upcoming Central Park tasting event, scheduled for next week. But now that we see this Craigslist posting, it all makes a little more sense. Meyer is planning on opening a summertime concession stand in the Delacourte Theater, home of "Shakespeare in the Park," to be named The Bard. And if you "smile easily" and "possess a winning attitude," you could interview to work there today!

In other Meyer news, WSJ has a great Q&A with the man about the trajectory of the restaurant industry in New York. On why he's still in fine dining when the moolah is in fast/casual:

"It makes me wonder what I’ve been doing with the past 24 years of my life. I will not be excited about opening a new fine-dining restaurant every year. On the other hand, we have a big backlog of talent in the company. I don’t want to lose them to somebody else..."

Hence...the Bard? Meanwhile, Metromix spreads new rumors of a Brooklyn Shake Shack.

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