November 9, 2005

Steak 'n Shake

POST #    1945

I've often lamented New York's lacking in fine burger franchises (Sonic, In-N-Out) and while I was in Michigan, I found yet another chain my fair city is missing, Steak 'n Shake. Sure real estate prices in New York might make it impossible for any of these chains to survive, but how about placing one in Long Island or in New Jersey. Plenty of land available. I would certainly make a trip.

Started in the town of Normal, Illinois in 1934, Steak 'n Shake is "famous for its Steakburgers" and has insanely delicious milk shakes. If those two items aren't enough, they also have a good list of side dishes including a Bean Crock, which has made cameo appearances in their advertising (ad #4).

While it currently isn't in the New York market, apparently a franchise opportunity is available here. Anybody out there have some money they want to throw towards this? It's a guaranteed hit! Especially with those fancy hats.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Travel at 7:48 AM



i always see the commercials for them here but have never been. i think they're in the suburbs, but not the city.

Posted by: rachelle at November 9, 2005 7:57 AM

sorry, by "here" and "the city" i meant "chicago"

Posted by: rachelle at November 9, 2005 7:58 AM

WHY?!?!?! WHY?!?!?! must you torture us so early in the morning... beancrock.

Posted by: shannan at November 9, 2005 10:09 AM

What, no Steak n' Shake in New York? That's as crazy as no 7-11's in Ann Arbor.

Posted by: Lauren at November 9, 2005 11:05 AM

rachelle, you need to go.

lauren, you're just surrounded by them. there are two in atlanta and there was even one in g-raps.

bean crock.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 9, 2005 11:26 AM

the one we need =
in & out burger

Posted by: shir at November 9, 2005 4:54 PM


Posted by: Jen at November 9, 2005 9:08 PM

i love your photos!!!
so super clear and upbeat.
what kindof camera do you use?

Posted by: wah at November 10, 2005 12:23 PM

thanks. i'm using a canon 20d.

bean crock.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2005 8:05 AM

Land of the Takhomasak. Tien, I will always think of you when I go to Steak n Shake from now on. We have three here in Springfield, a town of about 115,000 pop.

Bean crock.

Posted by: Marie at November 13, 2005 11:19 PM


Posted by: THE MAN at November 7, 2006 12:30 PM

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