Steak ‘n Shake uses Route 66 shield in conjunction with its revived car-hop service

Talk about a retro revival: The old-school Steak 'n Shake restaurant chain brought back its long-dormant car-hop service, along with a Route 66 shield painted onto the pavement to designate a picnic section. The move comes at a time when outdoor dining is safer and fosters social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The Huntsville Business … Continue reading Steak ‘n Shake uses Route 66 shield in conjunction with its revived car-hop service

Steak ‘n Shakes in Springfield, Missouri, survive the latest corporate purge

The Steak 'n Shake restaurants in Springfield, Missouri -- including a very historic one on Route 66 -- seem to be surviving the latest round of closures by the corporation this week. The Springfield News-Leader reports Biglari Holdings Inc. announced it would close 57 Steak 'n Shakes after it lost more than $138 million in … Continue reading Steak ‘n Shakes in Springfield, Missouri, survive the latest corporate purge

Outlook appears grim for Steak ‘n Shake restaurant chain

If you enjoy Steak 'n Shake or never have been to the restaurant chain founded 85 years ago along Route 66, you may ought to visit one soon. It may not be around in the next few years. Indiana-based Steak 'n Shake, founded in 1934 by Gus Belt along U.S. 66 in Normal, Illinois, contains … Continue reading Outlook appears grim for Steak ‘n Shake restaurant chain

Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center opens

The Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center, a prominent new part of the McLean County Museum of History in downtown Bloomington, Illinois, opened to more than 300 guests in just three hours during its debut Saturday, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. Spurred by the success of Pontiac, Illinois, playing up Route 66 tourism, Bloomington embarked on a major renovation … Continue reading Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center opens