Steak ‘n Shake opened its first Delaware restaurant on Monday in Middletown.
The company’s location is at a former Dairy Queen location in the fast-growing area in southern New Castle County. Dairy Queen moved to another location.
Hours in the early going will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for lunch and dinner for about the next month, then 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. ( breakfast lunch and dinner) for another month or so. The restaurant will then operate 24 hours a day.
Shake Shack, with its mainstay Steak Burgers, has a budget-priced menu operation and competes with The Waffle House and IHOP. Middletown has a Waffle House
Steak ‘N Shake has about 600 locations, mainly in the South and Midwest. The chain is now expanding to the Mid Atlantic.
Restaurant chains have been eying Middletown, due to its growth, large population of families and higher income households.
Earlier this year, fast-growing Florida-based Metro Diner, opened its second Delaware location in Middletown. Metro’s other New Castle County diner is in Ogletown, near Christiana Hospital.
See earlier story from Delaware Business Now.