US franchise 'Steak 'n Shake' coming to UAE
Steak 'n Shake, a gathering place on many a Midwest roadside, is to give UAE munchers a taste of meat US style - after it announced its first foray overseas in the company's 78-year history.
The diner-style chain is famous for its steak burgers, made from a mixture of T-bone, sirloin, and round steaks.
Steak ‘n Shake and regional partner Saleh Bin Lahej Group have announced plans to set up 40 eateries in the UAE from next year.
The first outlet is scheduled to open in Dubai in 2013 - but financial terms of the diner deals were not disclosed.
The Indiana-headquartered firm is a favourite eatery of Indiana native and TV host David Letterman - who helped promote the company’s first New York restaurant on his talk show earlier this year.
Steak ‘n Shake has about 500 restaurants in the US.