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Steak ’n Shake shut down several southwest Ohio locations temporarily last year, including at least two in the Dayton area, in Englewood and on Miller Lane in Butler Twp.
The closures revealed in the earnings report suggest that about half of the chain's temporary closures announced last year have been made permanent as the company has attempted to regain profitability amid steep sales and traffic declines, according to restaurantbusinessonline, which covers the restaurant industry.
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When Steak ’n Shake shut down its restaurant on Miller Lane in March 2019, a spokeswoman for the chain said the closure, and a handful of other Steak ’n Shake closures in the region, were temporary as the chain transitioned from corporate-operated to franchisee-operated restaurants.
But eight months later, in November 2019, property and building were sold by Steak ’n Shake Inc. to a new buyer who has signed a contract for a City Barbeque to open on that tract of land.
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At one point in early 2019, 10 of the 12 Steak ’n Shake restaurants in Butler, Warren, Hamilton and Clermont counties had been closed temporarily.
This news organization has reached out to Steak ’n Shake officials and will report any new information here.