The company’s well-known tagline, “In Sight It Must Be Right,” takes on new meaning today. Originally a reference to Steak ‘n Shake founder Gus Belt’s practice of wheeling a barrel of steaks into the dining room to grind the meat into burgers right in front of his guests, today it refers to our commitment to transparency and providing a safe and clean environment for our guests.   

Steak ‘n Shake has completely revamped safety and sanitation protocols across all company-owned and franchised units — going beyond CDC guidelines — to be implemented, as appropriate, including:  

  • Temperature of employees taken and logged prior to every shift
  • Revised cash out process, including a plexiglass shield to allow social distancing
  • Elimination of shared condiments on table; replaced with single-use Heinz dippable ketchup packets
  • Individually sealed high-end plasticware
  • Decals placed on floor to encourage social distancing
  • Increased sanitation procedures on heavily used items (i.e., menus, door handles, payment machines, booster seats, highchairs)
  • UV Light Sanitation
  • Face shields for staff where appropriate
  • New laminated menu for easier sanitizing and/or disposable single-use menus
  • No-touch menu using QR Code
  • Removal of vending machines/games from dining rooms
  • Gloves and masks for all employees
  • Tamper-proof bags for drive thru, takeout, delivery and catering
  • Contactless drive thru and takeout
  • Addition of dedicated spots for curbside pickup
  • Dining room seating reduced accordingly by individual state regulation
  • Plexiglass dividers installed between booths

We will not immediately reopen dining rooms that were closed due to COVID-19. Each location will reopen on its own timeline, not that of the states in which it is located, and each decision will be made on a location by location basis and only once it is determined that no customers or employees would be placed at risk. Our off-premise options of drive thru, contactless takeout, curbside delivery, at home delivery, and catering allow us to continue to care for our guests wherever they are during these challenging times.  Thank you for your continued loyalty.