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