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Midwestern Favorite Steak ’n Shake Is Reportedly Headed to Capitol Hill

Eater logo Eater 3/15/2019 Adele Chapin
a sandwich with lettuce and fries on a plate © Steak ‘n Shake/Facebook

The Indiana chain is slated to open at the Rayburn building

D.C.-based Midwesterners, get ready for a taste of home. Indianapolis-based chain Steak ’n Shake, which boasts a cult following thanks to its hefty “Double Steakburgers” and Kit-Kat milkshakes, plans to open up a location on Capitol Hill inside the Rayburn building at the U.S. House of Representative.

Roll Call reported the news, based on remarks from Chief Administrative Officer Philip G. Kiko during a House Legislative Branch Appropriations subcommittee meeting about more restaurants opening up in the House. The Rayburn building already houses its own cafe, a Subway shop, and an &pizza, likely the pizza plug for America’s hungriest intern.

Steak ’n Shake was founded in Normal, Illinois, in 1934, and now has more than 550 stores in 28 states. It offers a variety of burgers and milkshakes on its menu, naturally, but also diner-esque food like chili, BLTs, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

The long-awaited chain will be a lunch spot for lawmakers, but anyone will be able to eat there (provided they go through security and a metal detector). The Rayburn House Office Building is open to the public Monday from Friday from 7 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Eater reached out to Steak ’n Shake and will update this post if necessary.


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