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New Steak 'n Shake to open by fall

Posted: May 18, 2012 - 11:27am  |  Updated: May 18, 2012 - 1:16pm
This is a rendering of a new Steak 'n Shake planned at the corner of Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Belair Frontage Road. It's expected to open in September.  Special photo
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This is a rendering of a new Steak 'n Shake planned at the corner of Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Belair Frontage Road. It's expected to open in September.

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The Augusta area’s first Steak ‘n Shake should be open by fall.

Construction of the Columbia County restaurant is expected to begin by June, said franchise owner Preston Moss.

“We should start construction in two weeks and be operational by the first or middle of September,” said Moss, who works for Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance.

Moss chose to build the restaurant at the corner of Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Belair Frontage Road due to the close proximity of Interstate 20 and high traffic count.

“It’s a great location,” he said. “It’s going to be fun.”

A Ruby Tuesday had once been planned on the site.

The widely popular burger joint specializes in steakburgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. The menu also includes chili, burger melts, sandwiches, salads and desserts.

The 3,500-square foot restaurant will remain open 24 hours, seven days a week and serve breakfast. It will also have a drive-through window and employ about 100 people, Moss said.

The management team has already been hired and is in training, he added.

Moss initially hoped to open the restaurant in July but was briefly held up by the Steak ‘n Shake corporate office.

He said he continues to receive positive feedback from those in the community.

“You would not believe the comments, the phone calls, the emails I get,” he said.

There are nearly 500 Steak ‘n Shake restaurants in 22 states across the country. The closest locations to the Augusta area are Atlanta, Macon and Statesboro.

 

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stillamazed

I love Steak and Shake,

I love Steak and Shake, everytime I visit my dad in Gainesville, FL I eat there and I have always said that I wish one was here. I am not big on fast food but I do love Steak and Shake.

ripjones256

Cannot WAIT !

My whole family cannot wait for it to open. Could never figure out why there was not one in Augusta. Still eat there at least once, every time we are in Atlanta. Even bought stock in the company, even though it is now a holding company. Bring it on !!

Just My Opinion

Well, I wish it wasn't in

Well, I wish it wasn't in that location...very congested traffic...but hopefully there's a plan in place where it's easy to get in and out coming from Evans. I can honestly say that I've never eaten at a Steak and Shake. As far as fast food places go, I really WANT to be impressed, so I'm looking forword to trying it.

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