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  • New Steak ‘n Shake Classic opened Sept. 22, 2012 in Rome, Georgia
  • New Steak ‘n Shake Classic opened Sept. 22, 2012 in Rome, Georgia
  • New Steak ‘n Shake Signature opened Jan. 12, 2012 in New York City
  • New Steak ‘n Shake Signature opened Jan. 12, 2012 in New York City
  • Indianapolis, 1966
  • Lafayette Rd - Indianapolis, 1954
  • Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade, 1974
  • St. Louis, 1962
  • Urbana, 1953
  • 38th Street - Indianapolis
  • Daytona Beach, 1959
  • East Colonial Blvd - Orlando, 1963
  • St. Louis, 1959

Steak ‘n Shake was founded in February, 1934 in Normal, Illinois. Gus Belt, Steak ‘n Shake’s founder, pioneered the concept of premium burgers and milk shakes.

After 80 years, the company’s name has been symbolic of its heritage. The word “steak” stood for STEAKBURGER. The term “shake” stood for hand-dipped MILK SHAKES. Gus was determined to serve his customers the finest burgers and shakes in the business. To prove his point that his burgers were exceptionally prime, he would wheel in a barrel of steaks (including round, sirloin, and T-bones) and grind the meat into burgers right in front of the guests. Hence arose the origin of our famous slogan, “In Sight It Must Be Right.”

After 79 years, we are continuing Steak n Shake’s tradition of serving the country’s best, freshest, and tastiest burgers and shakes.

Steak ‘n Shake Operations, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Biglari Holdings Inc.