Steak ‘n Shake Hours

Steak ‘n Shake Operations, Inc. is a subsidiary of Biglari Holdings and a chain of casual restaurants located in the United States. Most of its locations cut across Midwestern, Southern and Mid-Atlantic America. It also runs branches in the Middle East and Europe. 

The company’s headquarters are found in Indianapolis, Indiana. By 2018, it had 628 restaurants with 414 fully owned and 214 run by its franchisees. A typical Steak ‘n Shake restaurant is characterized by a sit-down, front-window and drive-thru service. Most are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What time does Steak ‘n Shake open?

Monday24 hours
Tuesday24 hours
Wednesday24 hours
Thursday24 hours
Friday24 hours
Saturday24 hours
Sunday24 hours

Is Steak ‘n Shake open today? Is Steak ‘n Shake open tomorrow?

Is Steak ‘n Shake open on Sunday? Yes, it’s open.

Steak ‘n Shake closing time

What time does Steak ‘n Shake close? Usually, it operates 24 hours.


Steak ‘n Shake was founded by A. H. “Gus” Belt in Normal, Illinois in 1934. Belt had been in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He transformed his gas station and chicken restaurant into a hamburger stand. 

He would grind the ingredients into a burger in front of his customers to assure them of the wholesomeness of the product. After the success of his restaurant, he acquired Goal Post and converted all its restaurants into Steak ‘n Shake restaurants. 

Belt passed on in 1954 leaving his business in the hands of his wife Edith who operated ran it until 1969. The restaurant would later be passed on to many hands including Longchamps, Inc., and Franklin Corporation. 

In 1981, E. W. Kelley and Associates bought Steak ‘n Shake together with its parent company Franklin corporation. E.W. “Ed” Kelley took over and ran it until his death in 2003. 

The chain was bought by an entrepreneur called Sardar Biglari in 2008. It had been experiencing losses of up to $100,000 per day and declining sales for three years. Biglari concentrated on offering milkshakes, fires and burgers, and reduced the menu to a bi-fold. 

This resulted in an increase in profits and same-store sales for 24 straight quarters. However, the chain still experienced new challenges. This was attributed to competition from restaurants like Chipotle, two lawsuits by former managers for not getting paid overtime, and underinvestment. 

In 2018, Steak ‘n Shake decided to change to a franchise partner model. It attempted to sell more than 400 of its wholly owned restaurants to franchise operators. For just $10,000, the operators could take control of a Steak ‘n Shake establishment. They were required to turn over 50% of the profits to the parent company. The company, however, still remained in heavy debt.  

Steak ‘n Shake Holiday Hours – Open

January 21Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14Valentine’s Day
February 18President’s Day
March 5Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
March 17St. Patrick’s Day
April 19Good Friday
April 21Easter Sunday
April 22Easter Monday
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 27Memorial Day
July 04Independence Day
June 16Father’s Day
May 12Mother’s Day
September 02Labor Day
October 14Columbus Day
October 31Halloween
November 11Veterans Day
November 28Thanksgiving Day
November 29Black Friday
December 24Christmas Eve
December 26Day after Christmas
January 01New Year’s Day
December 31New Year’s Eve

Steak ‘n Shake Holiday Hours – Closed

December 25Christmas Day

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Among Steak ‘n Shake’s offerings includes three signature sauces, Chili Cheese fries, frozen appetizers that include Buffalo sauce or chicken with Frisco, Silver Dollar Hash, mini Angus cheeseburgers, and Thin ‘n Crispy Fries. The company’s name is also synonymous with the restaurant’s offerings in steaks and milk shakes.

Key facts

Steak ‘n Shakes most popular food item is its “Steakburger”. It was originally made using T-bone, round steaks and sirloin. The restaurant even sells itself using the slogan “Famous for Steakburgers”.


Since the early days, Steak ‘n Shake has continued to serve America’s best, tastiest and freshest shakes and burgers without fail. It carries on the same spirit that Gus had of providing the very best for his customers. 

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