When it’s time to order lunch, dinner, or even a late-night snack, there’s nothing more American than an old-fashioned burger and fries. Throw in a milkshake and you have the All-American combo. Burger restaurants have come a long way since the 1950’s, when they got their start. The mom and pop, locally run burger shack has all but been replaced by chain restaurants specializing in fast food. Some would say we've lost the charm and the personal service those family-owned burger places used to offer. Speed has replaced service in so many markets. However, one restaurant hopes to change the pace, to take you back in time to the beginnings of the burger industry. That restaurant is Steak and Shake.
About Steak And Shake
Specializing in old-fashioned Steakburgers made from actual steak (round, sirloin, and T-bone,) Steak and Shake was founded in 1934 in Normal, Illinois. Not much has changed since then. While a lot of restaurants have changed things up to have a more modern look and feel, Steak and Shake has stuck to its roots. From the traditional, black, white and red diner decor to serving kids meals in tiny, classic cars, Steak and Shake embraces what it meant to go out for a burger in 1950s America. Their values of good food made from quality ingredients and low prices everyone can afford have not changed in over 70 years.
However, some things inevitably have to change. One of the ways Steak and Shake has tried to keep up with modern trends, while not sacrificing the essence of who they are as an old-fashioned burger joint, is to incorporate delivery services. It’s possible to order Steak and Shake at home or at work and have food in front in you in as little as 15 minutes. This service meets the needs of a growing number of Americans who cannot go out for lunch or who don’t want to face a crowded restaurant after a long day. There’s also the possibility that you just want to order a snack to satisfy a late-night craving. Whatever your reasons, hot, fresh Steak and Shake burgers can be delivered to your door quickly in most markets. Let’s take a look at what’s offered on the menu and how their pricing stacks up.
Menu And Pricing
The signature item offered at Steak and Shake is the Prime Steakburger. It’s made from 100% USDA certified choice beef that is a blend of brisket and chuck. The 6oz burger is served hot from the grill, ensuring all the flavor is locked in from your first bite to your last. Their Steakburgers are served on a brioche bun with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle. They're served with a side of fries. The menu includes many different variations of the Steakburger to suit anyone’s taste. Some of those variations are:
Steak and Shake also offers “Franks,” or hot dogs, with multiple combinations of toppings including chilli, onions, and condiments. The menu also offers a variety of sides. Obviously, fries are their number-one option, but if you’d like to mix it up a little, these are some other sides they offer:
Steak and Shake also offers a wide variety of milkshakes on their menu. With all the flavors they offer, there’s something for everyone to choose from.
What’s listed above is the standard menu. The Steak and Shake menu can change depending on what region the restaurant in located in. Other items you may find on the menu include:
Steak and Shake also offers breakfast items in some markets. Examples of breakfast offerings are:
Overall, Steak and Shake strives to be an affordable choice for dining out. Their pricing is intended to be accessible to almost everyone. Their Steakburger combos are available for anywhere from $ to about $$. All combos come with regular fries. Sides are available for $ to $$. Milkshakes range from $ to $$. Standard soft drinks are also available for about $. Breakfast items range from $ to about $$. As you can see, the menu is very affordable.
How To Order Delivery
One of the ways many restaurants are meeting the needs of their customers in the modern economy is by offering delivery. Delivery helps people who cannot leave work to get food, parents who don’t want to leave home with children, and anyone else who can’t get away for a meal. If an individual restaurant doesn’t offer delivery service, there are other companies popping up who will deliver food for a small fee. Examples of these independent delivery services are:
Food delivery services will go to the restaurant of your choice, pick up your food, and deliver it to you for a small delivery fee. As the popularity of these services goes up, the prices have come down and the overall quality of service has risen.
Pricing For Meal Delivery
Here are some average delivery costs for food delivery:
How To Order
To order food from Steak and Shake for delivery, select which meal service you would like to use. Make sure they offer delivery from Steak and Shake to where you are. Once you’ve selected a meal service, you will be offered menu options online to choose from. Select the food you would like and add it to your cart. When you are finished making your selections, you will checkout. You’ll need to put in the address where you are located, as well as an email address and phone number. Once you’ve input all your information, you will select a delivery time (immediate or specific later time) and then make payment. Your payment will include the delivery fee as well as any tip.
At this time, Steak and Shake does not run its own delivery service. This means you will have to rely on other delivery services such as DoorDash, GrubHub or other local delivery services. This also means that delivery is available in any market where DoorDash and GrubHub are available. Pricing is similar and menus are comparable across most markets in the US. Hours that delivery services are available will depend on the hours that the location near you is open. If the store is open, delivery should be an option. Store hours tend be roughly 6am to 10pm. Some locations are open as late as midnight.
Overall, delivery from Steak and Shake is a service that’s available if you need it. The restaurants are found mostly in the southern and eastern United States. Although some can be found as far west as California, there are very few further west than the Mississippi River. They are also not found farther north at this time than New York state. However, if you have one in your area, it’s a great option for a tasty, inexpensive burger, and it can be delivered to your door if you wish.
Steak and Shake is a low-priced, popular option for a good, fast meal. The restaurant has been around since 1934 and it’s still going strong. Offering delivery is just another notch in the belt of a very successful chain hamburger restaurant. Because delivery is only available through third-party food delivery services, Steak and Shake isn’t responsible for the quality of the delivery service. Long wait times, incompetent drivers, and poor food upon delivery are the fault of the food delivery service. For this reason, most delivery services have a rating system, allowing the customer to rate their experience. This, hopefully, removes drivers from the system who are not providing excellent service. At $ to $$ per delivery, customers should expect excellent service.
Once you’ve decided on Steak and Shake for your meal, a service such as DoorDash or GrubHub can have a delicious Steakburger at your door is about 30 minutes. Delivery and food costs are very reasonable. Their restaurants can be found in over three-quarters of the US, so chances are good there’s one near you. For about $$, you can have a delicious meal to delivered to you from a classic US burger joint, Steak and Shake.