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potent357
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Member since Jan 2010
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Steak n' Shake coming to BR


Steak ‘n Shake, the Midwestern chain famous for its hamburgers and shakes, plans to open seven restaurants in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Bob Franke, senior vice president of franchise development for Steak ‘n Shake, says an agreement has been reached with a local franchise group to build the locations. This is part of an aggressive push by Steak ‘n Shake to open 1,000 new restaurants in the next couple of years. Franke says the local franchisees are eyeing stand-alone locations and restaurants inside strip shopping centers. Indianapolis-based Steak ‘n Shake has nearly 500 restaurants but none in Louisiana. Franke says the plan is to open the chain’s first Louisiana restaurant by the fall.

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Cosmo
UNO Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
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Steak n' Shake should fit in well in the paradise of BR chain restaurants.





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TFTC
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2010
10091 posts

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I didn't that was a kinda of franchise that opened new locations...I just figured they would be extinct sooner rather than later...





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Loubacca
LSU Fan
sittin on the dock of the bay
Member since Feb 2005
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quote:

Steak n' Shake should fit in well in the paradise of BR chain restaurants.


clever response






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nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
4175 posts

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Is this place any good? Sounds like a good way to get diarrhea.





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glassman
USA Fan
Next to the beer taps at Finn's
Member since Oct 2008
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Steak n' Shake


Is really good for a chain. I love the burgers, fries and shakes. I haven't eaten fast food in like four years, but I will inhale a triple cheese, fries and chocolate shake.






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illinitiger
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Feb 2009
1318 posts

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Steak n' Shake.. ..one of the better fast food burger places to come out of the midwest





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ProjectP2294
Miami (OH) Fan
St Louis County
Member since May 2007
29917 posts

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Steak n Shake is awesome, I have to go there every time I make a trip back to St Louis.





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Lsupimp
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2003
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Let me take out the SUNSHINE and add a little REALITY:

Steak ‘n Shake, the moderately successful Midwestern chain with minimal brand awareness and zero brand loyalty outside it's core area for its hamburgers and shakes, has contractually obligated it's sucker franchisee to open seven restaurants in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, which would be suicidal for the aforementioned franchisee. Bob Franke, senior vice president of franchise development for Steak ‘n Shake,who has ZERO skin in the game, says an agreement has been reached with a local franchise group to build a single location, operate it for one year, deplete his life savings and return his home to the bank. This is part of an myopic Utopian push by Steak ‘n Shake to open 1,000 new restaurants in the next couple of years, or fourteen, whichever comes first. Franke says the local franchisees are eyeing stand-alone locations with exorbanant build-out costs and restaurants inside strip shopping centers where they can lose their asses much faster. Indianapolis-based Steak ‘n Shake has nearly 500 restaurants but none in Louisiana, because no sucker has yet to take the bait. Franke says the plan is to open the chain’s first Louisiana restaurant by the fall if the franchisee does not run fleeing for his life.







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potent357
New Orleans Saints Fan
Prairieville
Member since Jan 2010
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It's still rather a fast food type place, but pretty damn good for what you pay and get. Table service with a menu, burgers are really thin but come with several varieties of toppings and what not, shoestring fries, and so on. It's a good change of pace.





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baytiger
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Dec 2007
42896 posts

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used to work at steak n shake in college.. good stuff.

the melts are underrated






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ladytiger118
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2009
10009 posts

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The food looks really good for fast food.





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nolanola
Member since Nov 2010
4175 posts

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Sounds kind of like Johnny Rockets?





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OU812
LSU Fan
Chester, Virginia
Member since Apr 2004
4712 posts

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When I lived in Nashville, there was one about a mile from my house. Don't get too excited...Dairy Queen is just as good.





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supamario627
Florida State Fan
The Dark Side of The Moon
Member since Aug 2009
2120 posts

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F'N YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


good food...plus its cheap






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Dorothy
LSU Fan
Munchkinland
Member since Oct 2008
14591 posts

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quote:

Steak n Shake is awesome, I have to go there every time I make a trip back to St Louis.


Us too...we stop at the one just south of Memphis, which seems to be about halfway to St. Louis. My favorite fast-food shake!






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HeadSlash
Army Fan
TEAM LIVE BADASS
Member since Aug 2006
29402 posts

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Can RedRobin be far behind?





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Elvis Parsley
LSU Fan
Red Stuck
Member since Jan 2004
283 posts

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Sorry but Red Robin came and went in BR 15 years ago





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TexasTiger
LSU Fan
Katy TX
Member since Sep 2003
4526 posts

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Went to the one they opened on the westside of Houston. Very slow for fast food, burger was ok. Shake was good. Also be prepared to wait if you go thru the drive thru ....for a fast food joint this place was not fast at all.





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BlackenedOut
The Big Sleazy
Member since Feb 2011
2764 posts

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Lsupimp


May be one of the best things ever written on the topic of franchises. Well done, sir!






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