A wild brawl breaks out between a dozen teenage girls outside Shake Shack in Detroit
- Video captured the fight outside a Shake Shack in Detroit last week
- The brawl apparently broke out after an argument in the restaurant before it hit the streets
- About a dozen girls were seen punching, knocking each other to the ground and ripping their shirts
- At least four of the girls appeared to be wearing Shake Shack t-shirts, suggesting they may have been employees
- It’s unclear what sparked the melee now under investigation by Shake Shack
- Detroit police said no charges had been filed in connection with the fight
About a dozen teenage girls were caught video fighting outside a Shake Shack in downtown Detroit on Monday.
Local resident Jason Taylor said he was on his way to the burger restaurant with his cousin from Las Vegas when he witnessed the knockdown royal battle between the girls, and posted a recording of it on Instagram.
“Oh sh** we’re going this way,” Taylor can hear exclaim as he catches sight of the fight and turns into the street where it took place.
Taylor noted that about half of the girls appeared to be wearing Shake Shack t-shirts and speculated that they were employees.
About a dozen teenage girls were filmed fighting outside a Shake Shack in downtown Detroit on Monday. Jason Taylor recorded the fight and posted the video to Instagram
One of the brawlers jumps to two others who were fighting on the sidewalk
Taylor can be heard in the video saying that many of those involved turned out to be employees of the burger restaurant
It’s unclear what sparked the fight, but it appears that about a dozen teenage girls were involved
“They work at the burger joint,” Taylor says in the video.
“I look and I see the green burger (logo) on their shirts and I said they’re the Shake Shack girls,” he said. Fox 2.
In the course of the fight, a few girls rip off their shirts, and at one point, a shirtless girl jumps over a chain barrier and starts hitting another on the head with a plastic juice bottle.
A Detroit policewoman was also seen at the scene trying to stop the fight, which appears to end after a few minutes.
“I didn’t try to break anything because it’s Detroit, anything can happen,” Taylor told the station.
At a few points some girls get knocked to the ground
She uses a plastic juice bottle to hit another girl on the head
Detroit police showed up on the scene to calm the girls calm
Taylor said the fight seemed to start in the Shake Shack (pictured) and spill out. The company said it was investigating
Since no police report was filed, charges were unlikely, Fox 2 also reported, and none of the girls appeared to be seriously injured.
It was unclear what sparked the brawl, but the company said it was “disturbed by what happened and is launching an investigation” and that “safety for customers and staff is number 1” in a statement to the station.
While the company said disciplinary action was possible, Taylor’s cousin can be heard in the video saying “they’ve all been fired.”
Many on Instagram commented on some of the acrobatics on display, most notably the girl who jumped the chain.
“For me it’s the jump over the rope,” Hunter Rose replied.
Many reacted to some of the acrobatics seen in the video
‘She jumped that rope like a power ranger or sumin!!’ wrote another.
Others noted that it was not a flattering incident for those involved.
“We’re sorry this is so embarrassing omg,” replied another.
One thing was certain, though: Taylor and his cousin wouldn’t make their burgers that day.
“I said to my cousin, ‘No Shake Shack today, buddy,'” he said.