Steak 'n Shake is a 500-unit diner-style restaurant chain located primarily in the Midwestern and Southern United States. Their headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In 1934, Steak 'n Shake pioneered the concept of a 'better burger', by hand-crafting cuts of steak to create its flagship Steakburgers. Since then, the brand has become one of the most recognized and loyal brands in the restaurant franchising business, synonymous with freshness and quality. Under the ownership of Biglari Holdings, Steak ‘n Shake has succeeded in attaining exceptional, industry-leading financial results.
Typical restaurant locations have both a drive-thru and front-window service, resulting in an atypical mix of fast-food to-go service and diner-style sit-down service. Most Steak 'n Shake restaurants are open 24 hours a day. Their slogan "Famous for Steakburgers" refers to their signature menu item, the Steakburger, so called because it is made from a mixture of T-bone, sirloin, and round steak. Steak 'n Shake's prices had been comparable to diners and other sit-down food establishments, which were generally higher than fast food restaurants. But recently it has lowered its prices so that it now offers fast food pricing while maintaining the higher food quality which its customers expect.
Today, Steak 'n Shake makes it their business to source the very best quality ingredients. That's why all their burgers are made to order. Each meal is created right in front of customers. This way, they know their premium product is fresh, wholesome and the very finest quality.