Despite the potential health risks associated with red meat and the environmental impact of factory farming, Americans still love their hamburgers — we consume about 50 billion yearly. But still, some burger chains keep shutting down shop, making us wonder if they might definitely be closing for good.
If Steak ‘n Shake is your go-to milkshake spot and burger chain, you better enjoy them while they last, as the chain seems to be shutting down locations nationwide. Steak ‘n Shake has been around since 1934 when it started with a mission to serve high-quality hamburgers, with beef ground on-site from prime cuts like round, sirloin, and t-bone, and milkshakes.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on this country’s restaurants, but perhaps the ones that were already struggling to stay afloat have suffered the most. By 2019, Steak ‘n Shake had already closed over 100 locations. Since the pandemic set in, it has closed more than 50 more, but its leadership claims it is still determined to stay afloat by accelerating its transition to counter service and drive-thru rather than dine-in services.
It will be interesting to see if the chain’s amped up, more fast food-oriented approach helps the surviving restaurants stay in business.
Watch this video for more popular burger chains that might not be around much longer!
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