DuPont Burger Envy
In Chris Shott’s City Paper feature on the upcoming new location of Black & Orange (formerly Rogue States), B&O chef and owner Raynold MendizabalÂ comes across sounding a wee bit bitter of his new neighbor in DuPont.
Concerning their forced-closureÂ and Shake Shack’s ensuing arrival, the City Paper quotes the lamenting Mendizabal, “We created a market and when we had to close, they opened. And now they’re feeding off the market we created.”
Um, we’re pretty sure Shake Shack would still be doing Â juuuust fine if Rogue States hadn’t closed. Shit, if Rogue States neverÂ existed,Â Shake Shack would still have lines around the block.
Don’t get us wrong, we like Black & Orangeâ€“ we just don’t think the Shack needs any help getting a crowd.
B&O’s new joint is shooting for an opening before Christmas near the corner of 14th and U St. NW.