Steak ‘n Shake Franchising is seeking those with vision, passion, and an unwavering desire to achieve the American Dream. We are becoming a company of owners.

  • Steak 'n Shake Store

    Franchising Existing Company Restaurants


    At Steak 'n Shake we believe in equal opportunity for all to achieve the American dream. Often, however, those with ability don’t have access to the necessary capital needed to realize that dream. We are challenging and changing that reality. We are providing the opportunity for you to become a business owner without having to make a significant financial investment. Learn more about how to become a Franchise Partner of an existing company owned Steak 'n Shake location in your area.

    Steak 'n Shake is Franchising Company-Operated Restaurants

    We are honoring our heritage as a classic American brand by providing a path to achieving the American Dream. Do you have a successful track record in business leadership with proven positive results? Steak ‘n Shake is seeking entrepreneurial Franchise Partners with vision, passion and an unwavering desire to take hold of the American Dream.

    Take the Next Step

    For a total investment of $10,000 selected franchisees (who we call Franchise Partners) are granted the rights necessary to operate a franchised Steak ‘n Shake restaurant. This opportunity requires that the individual be free of any other active business ventures and operate the restaurant on a full-time hands-on basis.

    Franchise Partners must successfully complete an extensive, multi-week training program prior to taking ownership of an existing Steak ‘n Shake. With robust franchise support available, Steak ‘n Shake Franchise Partners are equipped to handle decisions and reap the rewards of achieving the American Dream.

    As a Franchise Partner you:

    • Oversee all aspects of restaurant that includes drive thru, takeout and third-party delivery.
    • Ensure that our patrons are served the highest quality burgers and shakes along with extending them great service
    • Are a "hands on" leader
    • Are a results-oriented self-starter
    • Have a servant heart committed to improving the lives of others

    The Opportunity:

    • Become a Franchise Partner with a $10,000 investment
    • Earn 50% of restaurant profits
    • Unlimited earning potential

    What you can expect

    • Established Company Restaurants
    • Turnkey system to assist Franchise Partners in operating their restaurants
    • On the job extensive training
    • Support from field-based operations
    • Administrative services (payroll, accounting, etc.)
    • Creative and powerful marketing support


    • Total Investment of $10,000
    • 6 months on-the-job training
    • No additional business ventures
    • Capable of running the day-to-day business, no absentee ownership
    • A passion for excellence -- fanatical about pleasing customers
    • Commitment to high performance and to delivering quality products
    • Dedication to superior guest service

    The Steak ’n Shake team is ready to work with you as you begin your journey!


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    This information does not constitute an offer to sell a restaurant franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Certain states require that we register the FDD in those states. We will not offer or sell restaurant franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the FDD to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.