It's always the local restaurants that give Buffalo its awesome food reputation. We love all the amazing local restaurants that serve up some of Buffalo's famous dishes, like wings, Buffalo-style pizza, beef on weck, and pizza logs.

You could go on and on too; sponge candy, spaghetti parm, pastry hearts, and so much more.

But there are plenty of national restaurant chains here that people go head over heels for. Yeah, you have your usual's, such as McDonalds, Wendy's and Applebee's; but the arrival of Chick-fil-A to the region was a welcomed sight for many.

There are some national chains who have yet to come to Western New York. Shake Shack is one of them. They're famous for their juicy burgers, fries and milkshakes. That will change by 2024.

You may have heard about the upgrades to the New York State Thruway service areas. They have already begun and will continue over the next few years. One of the upgraded service areas will be the Angola service area, which is roughly a 45 minute drive from Downtown Buffalo.

The service area is near Eden and offers food chains for travelers down the I-90.

The Angola service area will start construction on major upgrades in 2023 and be completed by the spring of 2024, according to The Southtowns Scanner.

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New restaurants will include both Shake Shack and Panda Express.

The service area will also have an Auntie Anne's, Starbucks and Appletree Market Store. Here are renditions that the NYS Thruway Authority released, showing what the completed service area will look like.

Shake Shack is wildly popular in places like New York City, and it's one of the national fast food chains that Buffalonians have been waiting for. While this will be at a service area in Western New York, hopefully, this means that another location or two will come in the not so distant future.

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