Steak ‘n Shake is bringing its steakburgers and hand-dipped milkshakes to Roanoke.
Steaks of Virginia, a franchisee, will open a Roanoke Steak ‘n Shake near Crossroads Mall by the end of the year, according to Lee Garvin, the franchisee’s director of real estate and development.
The 3,800 square-foot building will go up outside Crossroads Mall near McDonald’s on Hershberger Road, Garvin said. He anticipates that construction will begin by the end of September. The restaurant should open in December.
Garvin didn’t know how many people the restaurant would employ. They are currently advertising for restaurant managers.
Steaks of Virginia also is opening Steak ‘n Shakes in Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, Garvin said.
The Roanoke Times reported in 2009 that Shake ‘n Steak was planning to acquire Western Sizzlin Corp., the company that operated Western Sizzlin restaurants and Great American Steak & Buffet. Western Sizzlin Corp. was headquartered in Roanoke. The merger happened in 2010.