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Steak 'n Shake

Private Restaurant 5,000 - 10,000 Employees

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.

For over 75 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 75 years, we are continuing Steak n Shake’s tradition of serving the country’s best, freshest, and tastiest burgers and shakes.

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We are focused on a common goal of becoming a global brand and leading and dominating the premium burger and milk shake segment of the restaurant industry.


Steak ‘n Shake is a classic American brand and we intend to lead and dominate the premium burger and milkshake segment of the restaurant industry.


Constantly to serve our patrons the highest quality burgers and shakes along with extending them great service at the lowest possible prices.

Contact Us

36 South Pennsylvania Street
Ste. 500
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, (317) 633-4100
United States

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