Steak 'n Shake

Steak 'n Shake

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Steak 'n Shake

Steak 'n Shake

“value gourmet burger”

Country of Origin:


Operational/Signed (Outlets)

  • USA - Over 200
  • Saudi Arabia  
  • Qatar  


  • UAE
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • Caribbean
  • Asia
  • Central America
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Latin America
  • Mexico

Steak ‘n Shake is a classic American brand featuring premium burgers and shakes. In 1934, Steak ‘n Shake pioneered “better burgers” hand-crafting burgers made with cuts of steak. Premium burgers; great prices; excellent Franchisee profits.

Steak ‘n Shake, founded in 1934 by Gus Belt, in Normal, Illinois has owned the better burger segment for nearly 80 years. Our Brand strength is demonstrated by U.S. industry leading same store traffic growth over the past four years. With over 500 operating restaurants in the U.S. and opening soon in the United Arab Emirates. Europe is lacking a gourmet burger chain offering premium burgers at an excellent value. Currently there are either fast food chains selling low quality burgers at low prices or small, independent restaurants selling high quality burgers at high prices. Our niche is to offer premium burgers at an excellent value.

Headquartered in Monaco, our International development team is ready to meet with you. The top 20 senior executives will be in Europe throughout the summer of 2013 to secure partnerships with prospective franchisees.

Steak ‘n Shake is a wholly owned subsidiary of Biglari Holdings. Biglari Holdings (BH: NYSE) is a diversified holding company engaged in a number of business activities. The company has significant operations in the restaurant and investment management businesses.

Our Menu
Steak ‘n Shake prepares the finest quality Steakburgers, fries, and shakes.

Our Signature Steakburger is 100% certified ORGANIC with no preservatives, no hormones, no antibiotics - only the top grade of the finest meat.

Hand-cut Fries
A customer favorite, our thin and divinely crisp fries are never frozen calling for only the freshest cut potatoes, rinsed, blanched, par-cooked, cooled, then finally cooked to order.

Our shakes are made the same way we’ve always made them for 80 years - all hand dipped, with real milk, combined in a stainless container, blended at our custom shake station, and poured into a tall frosted glass, all topped with whipped cream and a cherry. Our milkshakes have been voted #1 by Zagat.

Today, we have elevated our shakes to a higher level with our new Shake Bar, a cosmopolitan approach to providing different beverages such as shakes, wine and beer (depending on location), freshly made gourmet coffee, latte and espresso in a jovial, very cheerful and social environment that combines nostalgia for hand-dipped shakes and excitement for the new design.

Innovative Design
Biglari Design provides modular customized restaurant design solutions for its franchisees. This allows franchisees to select from multiple options to best suit their site specific real estate needs.
In this new century what will set us apart from our competition is Biglari Design’s creative drive to provide the finest design and aesthetics in an unmatched luxurious setting, combined with Steak ‘n Shake’s commitment to premium, high quality ingredients and distinctive preparation all at low prices.

Our architectural design is sleek, modern, and suitable for everyone’s enjoyment, offering high-tech ordering systems, bar-like counters, sleek banquets and comfortable lounge seating.

Training and support
Our Management Development Program 2.1 is a structured training program designed to teach your management the fundamentals of operating a Steak ‘n Shake Restaurant, including restaurant operations, leadership development, restaurant management skills, food safety and overall business development.

Our training program begins with hands-on technical training in which managers will be trained on every position in the restaurant. The second phase of training focuses on basic supervision training to introduce the tools available for supervising the back and front of house operations. Phase three introduces the tools available for leading the back and front of house operations, including scheduling, inventory and ordering as well as daily operations of the Restaurant.

Unique Business Proposition

  • Premium burgers; great prices; excellent Franchisee profits.
  • Our niche is to offer premium burgers at an excellent value.
  • Our Signature Steakburger is 100% certified ORGANIC with no preservatives, no hormones, no antibiotics
  • Modular customized restaurant design solutions

Investor Profile

  • Proven multi-unit restaurant operator
  • Existing restaurant infrastructure
  • Strong regional / local market knowledge
  • Net worth and liquidity to fund multi-unit launch

International Licence Fee: To be discussed with Steak ‘n Shake Executive

PaulPaul Cairnie will be managing your enquiry.



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