Reader: Colorado has too many good burger joints for Steak 'n Shake to survive

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Welcome to Colorado's first Steak 'n Shake.
Steak 'n Shake execs were in town Friday, to explain to U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore why Colorado's first Steak 'n Shake franchisees Kathryn, Larry and Christopher Baerns should not be allowed to continue using the brand name. The judge is expected to rule on that request this week -- but in the meantime, Jenn Wohletz visited Colorado's first Steak 'n Shake, which opened in late 2011, and her verdict is in:


See also: At Colorado's first Steak 'n Shake, a lawsuit may be the least of the problems.

The dirty host stand when Wohletz walked into the store was her first clue that the meal was not going to go well -- and when she finally got her steakburger, it bore no resemblance to the Steak 'n Shake burgers she loved when she as growing up in the Midwest. And judging from the comments posted after this Jenn in Chains review, other customers have been very disappointed by the Colorado Steak 'n Shakes.

Says Scratch:

Colorado has too many amazing burger joints for this place to exist in our marketplace.
Can Steak 'n Shake survive in this state? Does it deserve to? Post your thoughts below -- and watch for updates on the court case.



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Steak 'n Shake

8271 S. Quebec St., Centennial, CO

Category: Restaurant

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21 comments
allison_7125
allison_7125

The Shake and Shake on S Quebec St. has been nothing but a disappointment. Orders are almost always brought to the table incorrect. The food quality is never close to what we've had at the Steak and Shake's in Florida. Somebody needs to wake up. They'll never survive in it's current form.

demitriusr
demitriusr

Lets See, Griffs, LarkBurger Little H Burger. The Cherry Cricket. The Retro Room. The Pour House. And In Golden Bobs Atomic Burgers

All Places to get a Good Freshly Made Burger.

clairebearallee
clairebearallee

for an"all over town" burger joint, LARKBURGER  has them all beat!  They are popping up all over Denver and are affordable and cook your burger to your specifications,,,,,,not to mention the meat is the best not scorched and paper thin.(Freddy's???) Did I mention It's Colorado Proud.  The burger joint that "grows here, stays here."  So Steak(?!) and Shake,go back to the midwest and be happy there.  I actually ate at S& S when I lived in Ohio but it was the only game in town.


Robert Zbrudzewski
Robert Zbrudzewski

Steak N Shake will be a distant memory once In and Out Burger arrives in Denver.

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

I would not call it a good burger joint, or 5guys for that matter

Rebecca Beach
Rebecca Beach

LOVE me some Steak n Shake!!!!! Why is this even a question? If you don't like it don't go there. Last time I looked, they were packed.

George Young
George Young

I'll NOT be eating there unless it's 3AM and there are no other options. Even then... maybe not.

Chris Halley
Chris Halley

Bring In&Out if people don't want S&S :D!! Or get some White Castle up in here!!

Jess Quintana
Jess Quintana

I was excited when they came to Denver. I had visited locations in Indy and St. Louis and couldn't wait for them to open. Each meal I had at the Highlands Ranch store was bland, small portioned, and not worth the money. There is way too many great choices nearby that I would rather frequent. The Colorado stores never really hit the ground running in terms of Food Quality.

Joe Felice
Joe Felice

There are a lot of burget joints, but not very-many good ones. I've never eaten at S&S, but Freddy's is the best I have eaten.

Jeremy Hull
Jeremy Hull

Prices are not the same, so the food isn't. There's room for all.

Taylor Liana Flamio
Taylor Liana Flamio

Who needs steak n shake when u have Freddys!!! Steak n shake is SHITT out here!

Lynn Teasley
Lynn Teasley

Only people who didn't grow up with it seem to not like it. I'm glad it's here. It reminds me of home.

Levi West
Levi West

Huh??? This Earth Needs Steak n Shake!!!!

ibvanmat1
ibvanmat1

This is disheartening because Colorado does need Steak N' Shake. There are two few 24 hour diners to begin with. Yes there a great burgers all over the place, but not when it's 2am in the morning and you need a place to eat. Hope they work things out.

mcjeff42
mcjeff42

I've only been twice but enjoyed the food both times.

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