From another topic, on this forum was the following:
They closed all theirs locations in Alabama and around 60 nation wide. Also strong rumor that steak & shake is building around hwy 72 in Colbert County. The question now is who is going to be the last one to turn the lights out in Florence.
This seems to be the HOT rumor of the day, about Steak & Shake opening a location in the new Publix shopping complex over off Woodward Avenue. Just where is this rumor coming from I wonder? There have been many passing along Steak & Shake rumors for a while now only it was to be over on the Florence side near the new WalMart where people were initially saying it would go. I called Steak & Shake in Decatur and ask the manager who said that around three people a day, from the Shoals/Florence area seem to come in there asking him the same question. His reply to them and me was that he didn't know of anything in the works but also stated that he wouldn't know until the company announced it looking for folks to hire.
I'd love to see a Steak & Shake but given the Shoals size I just doubt it's a substantial rumor or that there is any real possibility of them coming to this area. I will say, though, that locating a Steak & Shake, if one was to be here, over in Muscle Shoals verse Florence would be a much wiser decision as you do have a lot of truck traffic and through traveling along Hwy 20/72 and you have that new LOVE's truck plaza so of all the recent rumors about Steak & Shake I would tend to trust a Muscle Shoals location far above one stated for Florence.
So I'm curious, for those of you in the know or passing these rumors around ... Just where is this rumor coming from? Is there really anyone that is in the know in the chain of these rumors that are coming out quite frequently about the Shoals location. Next thing you know someone will be starting a new one about "Joe's Crab Shack", "Hooters", or "Cheddars" which up to now are just as implausible as what I felt the Steak & Shake rumors were. For me I'll believe it when I see it started.