Monday, August 07, 2006

Steak 'N Shake Coming to Austin

Although there’s still no word on when the first Austin area Krystal will open, we are scheduled to get our first Steak 'n Shake at IH-35 and Slaughter before year’s end. The Midwestern chain is a bit more upscale than your typical quick-service concept, serving its trademark “steakburgers” on china 24 hours a day. You can also get that wonderful old Rust Belt standby, “Chili 3-Way.”

I remember there were a few Steak 'n Shakes in Houston during the Seventies, but they were all gone by the end of the decade. The franchise’s current, more successful foray into Texas began a few years back in Dallas/Fort Worth, where they now have 18 units.

3 comments:

Kilian said...

There's a SnS by my old work (Chicago suburbs) and I'd go there from time to time. The shakes, though, were always a disappointment. I do like the chili 3 way.

I recall that Tyler of Brownwhorenet is a big fan.

Susan said...

Steak'n'Shake was one of the few things that didn't suck about living in Cincinnati. I would have to say it nearly displaced Sonic and Whataburger in my heart. But why all the way down at Slaughter?

snax said...

Several of the Cowhaus posse moved here from Chicago, so needless to say they are excited about the new S'n'S. No more driving (or flying, in the case of a friend with his own PLANE!) to Dallas.