Why doesn't West Plains have a Steak ...

Why doesn't West Plains have a Steak and Shake restaurant???

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Neck Fat

Sparta, MO

#1 Mar 6, 2011
Why??? I want one!!! I LOVE their shakes!!! Don't make me move West Plains!!!
Sigh

West Plains, MO

#2 Mar 6, 2011
I love Steak & Shake!:)
Underdunk

Ozark, MO

#3 Mar 6, 2011
We need jobs not a steak n shake.
Mudman

Camp Hill, PA

#4 Mar 6, 2011
Trust me, you do not want to eat that sh#t. I was laid off from the original distribution center June of last year. Since 1933, SnS has delivered to their own stores from their own warehouse, using their own trucks and drivers. I was 1 of those drivers. They have an Iranian CEO, and all of the beef is from Canada. Very low quality meat. Makes Taco Bell meat look like Top Sirloin.
Until the mid 80's, the meat was delivered FRESH to the store. It was actual ground steak, processed in Bloomington, Il. When the founder and owner Gus Belt) sold them to Consolidated Products in Indianapolis, they lost quality. They went to processed, frozen pucks, but it was still a good cut of meat. I used to backhaul it from Butler , Wi.The processing plant put out some decent stuff using Wisconsin beef.
Bulglari Holdings took over a few years ago. His 1st act as CEO was to freeze raises for everybody. I was owed well over $2 an hour in raises when I was laid off. I will never see what i worked my ass off for. Look him up. He's financed by his dad, who holds a position in corporate. His dad defected to the US in the 70's. He is a former Iranian General, and loaded with $.
Then they went cheap. When the 4 for $4 started, is when they started importing crap beef from Canada. Meals are cheap, because they are nasty.
The former VP under Bulglari, was named Omar, another Middle Easterner, is now one of the Presidents at Sonic. You can see his ugly butt on Sonic's website. You can see Bulglari's (we call him Big Liar) ugly a$$ when you walk in to any corporate Steak-n-Shake. The same picture of him surrounded by smiling actors. They sure as hell aren't employees. Working for SnS takes away all of your happy.
McDonalds, Burger King, and every other fast food joint in the world has better quality beef than Steak-n-Shake. If you are going to eat there,well, just don't eat there. Get the shakes while they are still the real deal. Now that Sygma, a division of Sysco, is distibuting the product to the stores, it's just a matter of time before they go to the bagged liquid fake garbage. Ice cream base is almost impossible to deliver in the manner Sygma is doing it. We used local produce (more people who lost work) to handle the produce and ice cream. You get better quality produce and the base can make it to the freezer faster. Sysco bid this to where they are losing money. They had to in order to get them to close the Distribution center.
I don't know how long they will last when that 3 year deal is over. With the center in operation, the food service companies that delivered to the stores we couldn't service had to keep their prices low. If there was a problem, we would start making the deliveries, and that company usually caved. With us out of the picture, Sysco is going to jack the prices as soon as they can.
I'm pretty sure Bulglari will sell it off before then, make a big profit, and dump a destined to fail company on someone else. He bankrupted Western Sizzler.

Since: Mar 11

United States

#5 Mar 6, 2011
I heard we were supposed to get one in that area across the highway from pizza hutt. I hope we do, cause they have real good fries.
cali kid

Chesterfield, MO

#6 Mar 6, 2011
man i miss the hell outta sizzler
Guest

Reeds Spring, MO

#7 Mar 6, 2011
That was interesting. Thanks.

I saw something on tv last week showing how many hundred thousands it takes to own some of the chains. I was shocked. I picture them all as so tacky.
Mudman wrote:
Trust me, you do not want to eat that sh#t. I was laid off from the original distribution center June of last year. Since 1933, SnS has delivered to their own stores from their own warehouse, using their own trucks and drivers. I was 1 of those drivers. They have an Iranian CEO, and all of the beef is from Canada. Very low quality meat. Makes Taco Bell meat look like Top Sirloin.
Until the mid 80's, the meat was delivered FRESH to the store. It was actual ground steak, processed in Bloomington, Il. When the founder and owner Gus Belt) sold them to Consolidated Products in Indianapolis, they lost quality. They went to processed, frozen pucks, but it was still a good cut of meat. I used to backhaul it from Butler , Wi.The processing plant put out some decent stuff using Wisconsin beef.
Bulglari Holdings took over a few years ago. His 1st act as CEO was to freeze raises for everybody. I was owed well over $2 an hour in raises when I was laid off. I will never see what i worked my ass off for. Look him up. He's financed by his dad, who holds a position in corporate. His dad defected to the US in the 70's. He is a former Iranian General, and loaded with $.
Then they went cheap. When the 4 for $4 started, is when they started importing crap beef from Canada. Meals are cheap, because they are nasty.
The former VP under Bulglari, was named Omar, another Middle Easterner, is now one of the Presidents at Sonic. You can see his ugly butt on Sonic's website. You can see Bulglari's (we call him Big Liar) ugly a$$ when you walk in to any corporate Steak-n-Shake. The same picture of him surrounded by smiling actors. They sure as hell aren't employees. Working for SnS takes away all of your happy.
McDonalds, Burger King, and every other fast food joint in the world has better quality beef than Steak-n-Shake. If you are going to eat there,well, just don't eat there. Get the shakes while they are still the real deal. Now that Sygma, a division of Sysco, is distibuting the product to the stores, it's just a matter of time before they go to the bagged liquid fake garbage. Ice cream base is almost impossible to deliver in the manner Sygma is doing it. We used local produce (more people who lost work) to handle the produce and ice cream. You get better quality produce and the base can make it to the freezer faster. Sysco bid this to where they are losing money. They had to in order to get them to close the Distribution center.
I don't know how long they will last when that 3 year deal is over. With the center in operation, the food service companies that delivered to the stores we couldn't service had to keep their prices low. If there was a problem, we would start making the deliveries, and that company usually caved. With us out of the picture, Sysco is going to jack the prices as soon as they can.
I'm pretty sure Bulglari will sell it off before then, make a big profit, and dump a destined to fail company on someone else. He bankrupted Western Sizzler.
grave digger

United States

#8 Mar 6, 2011
ask the greedy land owners,,if a chain doesnt pay what they want,,the chain dont move in,,they say this town is growing with people,,but why isnt the town keeping up,,this one day will bite them in the ass,,west plains cant stay a small town forever,,,we need alot more then just a steak n shake,,,you can drive an hour or so to springfeild and shop and eat at all kinds of diffrent places,,this is what alot of people do every week,,,it only takes a day to shop at every store in west plains,,then what,,,go to a bar and watch drunks,,,spend a paycheck to see a movie and buy popcorn and a soda,,,drive from hardys to sonic and back with the youth of town,,,or walk around after 5pm and window shop,,or go get a tattoo,,or watch the trains,,or go to walmart and struggle to push a brand new cart with crooked squeeky wheels around,,or you could drive around and look at a cow looking back at you while it eats and poops,,,this is only my opinion of town,,some of you people like that,,i want alittle more choices,,,ps,,and dont go snipe hunting with country folk or go cow tipping when the cow has horns,,,ha haa haaa,,,other then that,,its a safer place then most to live,,,
madfoxwoody

Branson, MO

#9 Mar 7, 2011
I'm sorry but steak and shake sucks to me there food taste like garbage, what we need is a waffle house or a nice sit down restaurant instead of another fast food joint oh and by the way underdunk any food joint create's jobs dumb ass
cali kid

Chesterfield, MO

#10 Mar 7, 2011
i lovd wp how it was 5 years ago. to many people now.
Underdunk

Ozark, MO

#11 Mar 7, 2011
madfoxwoody wrote:
I'm sorry but steak and shake sucks to me there food taste like garbage, what we need is a waffle house or a nice sit down restaurant instead of another fast food joint oh and by the way underdunk any food joint create's jobs dumb ass
Crappy minimum wage dont count.
grave digger

United States

#12 Mar 7, 2011
madfoxwoody wrote:
I'm sorry but steak and shake sucks to me there food taste like garbage, what we need is a waffle house or a nice sit down restaurant instead of another fast food joint oh and by the way underdunk any food joint create's jobs dumb ass
we have a waffle house,,and primas an coltons an ryans are all nice sit down places to eat,,,and oh boy,,your in trouble,,you called underdunk a dumb ass,,,ha haa haaa
adfasdf

Ozark, MO

#13 Mar 7, 2011
becuase we need more banks lol
Fred

Sainte Genevieve, MO

#14 Mar 9, 2011
I tried Steak 'n' Shake once in Poplar Bluff. Their food was BLAND! Never eating there again...
grave digger

United States

#15 Mar 9, 2011
Fred wrote:
I tried Steak 'n' Shake once in Poplar Bluff. Their food was BLAND! Never eating there again...
thats cuz poplar bluff is west plains 1st cousin,,go to that topix,,and tell me it aint related to west plains,,ha haa haaaa
hwy 14

Elkville, IL

#16 Mar 11, 2011
West Plains aint got a Steak and Shake cause they aint one here. Pretty simple once you think about it.
Interceptor

Hollister, MO

#17 Mar 11, 2011
I agree that SnS has good shakes. But when I ordered a burger and fries I got a burger that was thinner than paper. I mean you could literally see through this patty is was so thin. The fries? Come on folks, those things were so thin n small I couldnt get enough. I also agree the food was pretty bland. Personally I think we need a Lamberts myself. They make an awesome chicken fried steak.
lol

Hollister, MO

#18 Mar 11, 2011
grave digger wrote:
<quoted text>we have a waffle house,,and primas an coltons an ryans are all nice sit down places to eat,,,and oh boy,,your in trouble,,you called underdunk a dumb ass,,,ha haa haaa
wheres the waffle house????
grave digger

United States

#19 Mar 11, 2011
lol wrote:
<quoted text>wheres the waffle house????
isnt it next to that over-priced holiday inn on the by-pass?,,,last time i went there and didnt eat,,is when i pulled into the parking lot at midnight and saw a drunk throwing up next to his pick-up,,,so i roled down my window and asked,,you all right?,,is the food bad here?,,and he said just left the bar an making room for some waffles,,so i didnt go inside to eat,,but i did take his watch,, rings an wallet before i left,,,cheap basterd,,the watches battery was dead,,no money in the wallet,,and the rings where made of copper,,,ha haa haaa
Pam Dattilo

Ozark, MO

#20 Jun 30, 2014
My family loves steak and shake please come to west plains Missouri

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