Today is your time to own an american classic

A new store design to showcase our history

The new Steak ‘n Shake freestanding prototype pays homage to the nostalgia that our customers have come to know and love. A nod to the original Steak ‘n Shake locations, the new prototype offers an updated dining room and a quick service drive-thru.

What makes the freestanding
prototype appealing

  • Optimal design for on-site dining, drive-thru, take out and delivery integration
  • 1,860 to 3,400 square foot prototypes available
  • Seats up to 50 guests with drive-thru
  • Comfortably sits on 1 acre

Financial Requirements

  • Franchise Fee: $25,000
  • Liquid Capital: Greater than $400,000
  • Net Worth: Greater than $1 Million excluding primary residence

Non-Traditional Format

Steak ‘n Shake also offers franchisees a non-traditional format to take advantage of special opportunities.

The innovative and customized builds are ideal for airports, universities, entertainment venues, casinos and transport centers. Steak ‘n Shake is working with national facilities management companies and independent operators, bringing the 400 to 2,400 square foot prototype to exciting venues across the country.

VetFran Program

Steak ‘n Shake is honored and privileged to support our active duty and honorably discharged military veterans in business ownership. As a token of gratitude for your service to our great nation, all qualified active duty and military veterans will receive a 20% discount on their initial franchise fee.

Veterans are passionate, driven, disciplined, and committed and have served their country faithfully. That’s why we are a proud sponsor and supporter of the VetFran program, which helps connect military veterans with this great franchise opportunity.

Are you ready to own your own legacy?

Almost 90 years old, we introduced the steakburger to America. Today we are looking for single and multi-unit operators who are looking to join our legacy and build their own.

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