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Steak & Shake - A Chicago Debut in the Offing?
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  • Post #61 - September 11th, 2018, 6:56 am
    Post #61 - September 11th, 2018, 6:56 am Post #61 - September 11th, 2018, 6:56 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    The city of Chicago will finally get its first Steak ‘N Shake next week. The popular regional fast-food chain, known for its “steakburgers,” will open to the public on September 20 at 1322 S. Halsted Street near UIC, store owner Melvin Buckley says.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/9/10/178 ... cept-intel

    The former location of Jim's Original at Halsted and Maxwell Street. It has had its signage up for a while, I guess I should have commented.

    In 1976-77, Steak 'N Shake withdrew from the Chicago area. I had a friend who was especially affected by the news.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #62 - September 11th, 2018, 10:11 am
    Post #62 - September 11th, 2018, 10:11 am Post #62 - September 11th, 2018, 10:11 am
    Cathy2 wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:
    The city of Chicago will finally get its first Steak ‘N Shake next week. The popular regional fast-food chain, known for its “steakburgers,” will open to the public on September 20 at 1322 S. Halsted Street near UIC, store owner Melvin Buckley says.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/9/10/178 ... cept-intel

    The former location of Jim's Original at Halsted and Maxwell Street. It has had its signage up for a while, I guess I should have commented.

    In 1976-77, Steak 'N Shake withdrew from the Chicago area. I had a friend who was especially affected by the news.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    When I was a kid and we moved from Indianapolis to Kentucky my Dad missed Steak 'N Shake so much he got together a group of investors and tried to get the franchise rights for the area, only to eventually be told that Lexington was reserved for corporate owned stores only (which they didn't get around to for another 25 years). Traditionally most of their restaurants (over 75%) were corporate owned, but a post on their website says that they're franchising 400 of their 417 company owned restaurants so it looks like they're changing their business model.
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  • Post #63 - September 11th, 2018, 1:25 pm
    Post #63 - September 11th, 2018, 1:25 pm Post #63 - September 11th, 2018, 1:25 pm
    They have been regional (Evanston, Rosemont, Downers Grove) for a while so I haven’t been jonesing. It will be nice to have one in the city proper (although that is a difficult location for parking).

    I seem to remember that Maid-Rite (or some such oddity) had opened an outpost in Lincoln Park a while ago?

    I see that it didn’t make it. :(
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  • Post #64 - September 13th, 2018, 7:08 pm
    Post #64 - September 13th, 2018, 7:08 pm Post #64 - September 13th, 2018, 7:08 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:They have been regional (Evanston, Rosemont, Downers Grove) for a while so I haven’t been jonesing.


    We've had a few in NW Indiana (Schererville, Merrillville) for at least 20 years.
  • Post #65 - September 13th, 2018, 8:16 pm
    Post #65 - September 13th, 2018, 8:16 pm Post #65 - September 13th, 2018, 8:16 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:I seem to remember that Maid-Rite (or some such oddity) had opened an outpost in Lincoln Park a while ago?


    Holy cow, there was a Maid-Rite here? (And, yes, there was--there's [very favorable] Yelp reviews for it. Looks to me like it lasted from approximately Sept 2012 to April 2013. Well, that was a short stint.) I wish I had heard about it. Not that I particularly crave Maid-Rite, but it's a fun change of pace.
  • Post #66 - September 13th, 2018, 9:54 pm
    Post #66 - September 13th, 2018, 9:54 pm Post #66 - September 13th, 2018, 9:54 pm
    DKriv wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:They have been regional (Evanston, Rosemont, Downers Grove) for a while so I haven’t been jonesing.

    We've had a few in NW Indiana (Schererville, Merrillville) for at least 20 years.

    Really talking that a 20 minute drive to get one from Chicago.

    The Schererville location is an hour and if that was the closest I’d be jonesing.

    Good thing we have a Schoops too. :)
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  • Post #67 - October 22nd, 2018, 8:28 am
    Post #67 - October 22nd, 2018, 8:28 am Post #67 - October 22nd, 2018, 8:28 am
    HI,

    Has anyone ever encountered a Shake & Steak? If yes, do you know if there is a connection to Steak & Shake?

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #68 - October 22nd, 2018, 8:49 am
    Post #68 - October 22nd, 2018, 8:49 am Post #68 - October 22nd, 2018, 8:49 am
    Cathy2 wrote:HI,

    Has anyone ever encountered a Shake & Steak? If yes, do you know if there is a connection to Steak & Shake?

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    Can you provide a source for the Shake & Steak?

    Google failed to provide results.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #69 - October 24th, 2018, 8:53 pm
    Post #69 - October 24th, 2018, 8:53 pm Post #69 - October 24th, 2018, 8:53 pm
    A friend in Iowa inquired and I was trying to help. Sometimes there are questions which rely on gray-matter memory rather than databases.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #70 - October 25th, 2018, 6:13 am
    Post #70 - October 25th, 2018, 6:13 am Post #70 - October 25th, 2018, 6:13 am
    Having lived in Iowa for most of my life, I've never heard of a Shake and Steak.

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