Steak ‘n Shake – American Gourmet Burgers

Steak n shake headerFranchise the American Gourmet Burger brand in Europe

Steak ‘n Shake is a classic American brand featuring premium burgers and shakes.

  • Premium burgers
  • Great prices
  • Excellent Franchisee profits

INDUSTRY SECTOR – Food & Drink/Restaurants/Catering
EXHIBITIONS – March 2014, London

Why Franchise with us?
Steak ‘n Shake is a classic American brand featuring premium burgers and shakes. In 1934, Steak ‘n Shake pioneered the concept of a “better burger” by hand-crafting burgers made with cuts of steak, the steakburger.

Europe is lacking a gourmet burger chain offering premium burgers at an excellent value. Currently there are either fast food chains selling low quality burgers at low prices or small, independent restaurants selling high quality burgers at high prices. Our niche is to offer premium burgers at an excellent value.

Strong Brand
Industry leading same store traffic growth in the U.S.; founded in 1934; over 500 operating restaurants.

Our Menu
Steak ‘n Shake prepares the finest quality Steakburgers, fries, and shakes.

Our Signature Steakburger is 100% certified ORGANIC with no preservatives, no hormones, no antibiotics – only the top grade of the finest meat.

Hand-cut Fries
A customer favorite, our thin and divinely crisp fries are never frozen calling for only the freshest cut potatoes, rinsed, blanched, par-cooked, cooled, then finally cooked to order.

Our shakes are made the same way we’ve always made them for 80 years – all hand dipped, with real milk, combined in a stainless container, blended at our custom shake station, and poured into a tall frosted glass, all topped with whipped cream and a cherry. Our milkshakes have been voted #1 by Zagat.

Today, we have elevated our shakes to a higher level with our new Shake Bar, a cosmopolitan approach to providing different beverages such as shakes, wine and beer (depending on location), freshly made gourmet coffee, latte and espresso in a jovial, very cheerful and social environment that combines nostalgia for hand-dipped shakes and excitement for the new design.

Biglari Holdings Ownership
Biglari Holdings (BH: NYSE) is a diversified holding company engaged in a number of business activities. The company has significant operations in the restaurant and investment management businesses.

Biglari Design
Biglari Design provides modular customised restaurant design solutions for its franchisees. This allows franchisees to select from multiple options to best suit their site specific real estate needs.

In this new century what will set us apart from our competition is Biglari Design’s creative drive to provide the finest design and aesthetics in an unmatched luxurious setting, combined with Steak ‘n Shake’s commitment to premium, high quality ingredients and distinctive preparation.

We will continue to have uniform pricing, the highest quality food, the best design, yet all at the lowest prices for our customers.

The new architectural design is sleek, modern, and suitable for everyone’s enjoyment, offering high-tech ordering systems, bar-like counters, sleek banquets and comfortable lounge seating.

The contemporary, bold designs feature theatrical lighting, warm woods, colored glass, quality materials and curvilinear forms that create a memorable new craftsmanship and experience for Steak ’n Shake lovers.

Training and support
Our structured training for management and hands-on technical training help your management team be prepared to successfully run the restaurant.

Our Management Development Program 2.1 is a structured training program designed to teach your management the fundamentals of operating a Steak n Shake Restaurant, including restaurant operations, leadership development, restaurant management skills, food safety and overall business development. Managers, Restaurant Managers, and General Managers must complete the required restaurant training and additional in-restaurant skills validation.

Your Principal Owners who will not be responsible for on-site day to day management of the Restaurant must complete a ten day restaurant familiarisation program consisting of in-restaurant training and classroom instruction.

Our training program begins with hands-on technical training in which managers will be trained on every position in the restaurant. Each training day is been broken into manageable tasks which tasks range from hands-on training, to reading assignments, and e-learning programs.

The second phase of training focuses on basic supervision training to introduce the tools available for supervising the back and front of house operations. Phase three introduces the tools available for leading the back and front of house operations, including scheduling, inventory and ordering as well as daily operations of the Restaurant.

As part of our training program, your managers are required to demonstrate competency in their respective functions while under the supervision of our Training General Manager in a Certified Training Restaurant. The time for post-training Skills Validation may vary from two to six weeks depending on the pace and skills of the candidate. Our training program is subject to optimisation and change at our discretion.

What we look for

  • Proven multi-unit restaurant operator
  • Existing restaurant infrastructure
  • Strong regional/local market knowledge
  • Net worth and liquidity to fund multi-unit launch

The process
Meet with us and we will be pleased to tell help you learn more about being a franchisee. Headquartered in Monaco, our International Development Team is ready to meet with you. The top 20 senior executives will be in Europe throughout the summer of 2013 to secure partnerships with prospective franchisees.

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