If you visit any of New York’s most popular tourist stops in the near future, it’s getting to look like you’ll be needing to dine with Danny Meyer. The owner of the popular Shake Shack (one of the best places to hold a design-based book release party, we hear), as well as feeding the hungry at the MoMA and Citi Field, Meyer has just landed the contract to be the new food supplier at the Whitney, opening a new restaurant and running all the internal catering needs. Here’s the scoop about why he’s coming in:
The cafe will replace Sarabeth’s, which will close on Jan. 17 after almost 20 years at the Whitney. Sarabeth’s was unable to handle the large-scale catering needs of the museum, a restaurant spokesperson said in a statement.
“We are deeply grateful to Sarabeth’s for feeding so many hungry art lovers and providing many years of outstanding service to the Whitney and its patrons,” Adam Weisberg, a museum director, said in a statement.