Steak n Shake – 2024 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Traditional Franchise Program

This is the 2024 Steak n Shake Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). It is a PDF document available for immediate download upon purchase.

“As a franchisee, you will own and operate a Steak n Shake By Biglari Restaurant. The total investment necessary to begin operation ranges from $155,970 to $2,340,385 for a Steak n Shake by Biglari Restaurant. These totals include approximately $25,000 to $35,000 that must be paid to us or our affiliates. If you sign an Area Development Agreement, you will pay us a Per Unit Deposit of $20,000 to $25,000 per location (applicable to the Franchise Fee) and a Territory Fee of $0 to $20,000 per location, …”
-Steak n Shake FDD, Apr 2024 2024

What is in the Steak n Shake 2024 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?

The United States Federal Trade Commission requires all franchisors who sell franchises in the USA to compile an FDD each year which covers 23 key items of disclosure about the franchise opportunity. The FDD is written in a federally mandated format that is standardized for all franchises, must be presented in easily understood language, and typically is 100+ pages in length. This document is required to be given to a prospective franchisee before the franchise agreement is signed or any money changes hands. This document is extremely useful to anyone who is researching the history, inner workings, and other critical information and disclosures about the franchise system.

Table of Contents - Steak n Shake – 2024 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Cover Page

Table Of Contents

Disclosure Items 1-23

Item 1: The Franchisor, Its Predecessors, and Affiliates

Item 2: Business Experience

Item 3: Litigation

Item 4: Bankruptcy

Item 5: Initial Franchise Fee

Item 6: Other Fees

Item 7: Initial Investment

Item 8: Restrictions on Sources of Products and Services

Item 9: Franchisee's Obligations

Item 10: Financing

Item 11: Franchisor's Obligations

Item 12: Territory

Item 13: Trademarks

Item 14: Patents, Copyrights, and Proprietary Information

Item 15: Obligation to Participate in and the Actual Operation of the Franchise Business

Item 16: Restrictions on What the Franchisee May Sell

Item 17: Renewal, Termination, Transfer, and Dispute Resolution

Item 18: Public Figures

Item 19: Earnings Claims

Item 20: List of Outlets

Item 21: Financial Statements

Item 22: Contracts

Item 23: Receipt