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Steak ‘n Shake offering discounts to essential workers

Staff  Report

ROCKFORD – Steak ‘n Shake, 7561 E. State St., is offering a discount program for essential workers who are keeping the nation running during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Now through April 7 at all Steak ‘n Shake workers in industries deemed essential will receive a 20% discount on any Steakburger or fries.

The discount applies to doctors, nurses, health care providers and hospital staff, including maintenance and custodial workers; police and law enforcement agencies; EMT, local 911 and fire departments; pharmacy/drugstore; grocery store workers and food distributors; custodian and facilities maintainers; local government officials; bank managers and tellers; restaurant workers; television and newspaper staffers; cashiers, stockroom and loading dock workers; food banks and soup kitchens; city sanitation workers; IT companies and transit workers (airports, trains, subways); mail and package delivery services including the U.S. Postal Service, Fedex and UPS.

“These essential employees, including our own Steak ‘n Shake employees, are the backbone of America. These hard-working unsung heroes do their jobs day in and day out and keep our nation’s essential services going,” CEO Sardar Biglari said. “It is our honor and privilege to be able to recognize and reward them with our high-value, quality food at everyday low prices.”

Badges and other identification to prove workers are essential are required to receive discount.

In addition to the essential workers program, Steak ‘n Shake is also offering new or extended deals for all Americans during the pandemic:

  • Family 4 Pack Meal Deal: Includes 4 Double ‘n Cheese Steakburgers, four small fries and four sodas, feeding a family of four for only $19.99. Available every day by drive-thru or take-out only.
  • Half-Price Happy Hour: Offering half-price on all milk shakes and drinks. Have fun with the kids over an indulgent afternoon treat while enjoying one of our 23 Classic or Specialty Hand-dipped Milkshakes for half price. Available Monday – Friday, 2 – 5  p.m., by drive-thru or take-out only.

“While dine-in options have been temporarily banned in some states, our drive-thru experience, convenient contactless online ordering for take-out, and delivery options through our third-party partners remain open in all available locations for those in need,” Biglari added. “Customers can check the operational status of their local restaurant at by clicking on “Find a Location.”

Rockford’s Steak ‘n Shake is open for drive-through and carryout.

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