Steak and Shake is the Worst Fast Food Restaurant

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Corporate Corruption

Columbus, IN

#1 Jan 5, 2014
This is a rotten corporation. A must to avoid.
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T4MNF2PE6K...
Speak Out

Bensenville, IL

#2 Jan 6, 2014
Even by corporate standards Steak and Shake is really bad news. In my area we're getting together a group of people to boycott them.
Count Me In

San Jose, CA

#3 Jan 6, 2014
I checked out that link and read this over on that site:

"This corporation is bad to the bone. Not going to mention names but have documentation to back what I'm saying. A friend of mine got a letter from their lawyer forbidding him under trespassing law to ever step on their property again.

Here's what happened:

My friend fell in their Elk Grove Village parking lot. Wasn't hurt seriously but banged up. He had been a customer for years so just asked for a free meal the next time. He got denied. Complained to the corporate office and now has been told in writing to stay off their property.

Whatever happened to the "Customer comes first??" "
__________

If ever a company should be boycotted this is it! They've gotten so filthy rich from all the bailouts they don't even have to pretend like they care about the customer because their stock will just keep going up anyway.

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#4 Jan 8, 2014
So if someone falls in a parking lot it's the restaurants fault? I call BS on this one.

Years ago I ate at a S & S. Good food, not great. Probably a dieing chain.
Counterpoint

Lombard, IL

#5 Jan 10, 2014
glasspilot wrote:
So if someone falls in a parking lot it's the restaurants fault? I call BS on this one.
Years ago I ate at a S & S. Good food, not great. Probably a dieing chain.
Normally no, it's not the fault of the restaurant. In this case the parking lot was dangerous. Had a sidewalk drop off very close to a parking lot hump. There were several falls at that spot. However, that should have been mentioned in the post that was copied here, so thanks for bringing this up.

Since: Jan 14

Location hidden

#8 Jan 13, 2014
I know nothing about the incident at the Elk Grove Village IL location, but would never go to S&S anymore anyway. Service is slow, managers are rude and aside from their Shakes the food is pretty bad.
Just Wondering

Edgerton, WI

#9 Jan 23, 2014
I have one four letter word for Steak and Shake: Yuck!
Kitty

Chicago, IL

#10 Jan 26, 2014
Very rude management lately no matter which location. They don't need their customers anymore?
Petition

United States

#11 Jan 26, 2014
They banned a customer because of a complaint over a minor incident? Maybe the fall was minor but the corporate response was major in my opinion. We should start an online petition against S&S!
Da Victim

Bensenville, IL

#12 Jan 28, 2014
glasspilot wrote:
So if someone falls in a parking lot it's the restaurants fault? I call BS on this one.
Years ago I ate at a S & S. Good food, not great. Probably a dieing chain.
You called it wrong. I was the one who fell. It certainly wasn't on purpose. This is not 1975. You don't collect money on injuries these days against a big corporation unless you get very seriously hurt.
I just got banged up. But that parking lot is dangerous in the spot I fell. Sidewalk suddenly drops off near a big parking lot bump. I wasn't the first and Steak and Shake were told many times to fix this.
They don't care. I just asked for a free meal and got turned down. Complained to their corporate office and got banned for good. Process server handed me a letter telling me this from their attorney. Big corporations are so filthy rich now, they'd rather spend thousands on attorneys than give a customer a $10 free meal.

I only liked their hot dogs so I won't miss this place. But just out of principle they should be boycotted.
Billy Goat

Lombard, IL

#13 Jan 30, 2014
Whenever possible I avoid doing business with any large public trading company. Lately they've all been as bad as Steak and Shake. Unless or until there is a big Stock Market correction it will continue to be like this.
Subway is good because I think they are all franchise owned.
Worst of Worst

Bensenville, IL

#14 Feb 14, 2014
Aside from Steak and Shake I rank (in any order) State Farm, Verizon, Sprint, Nikon, Target, AT&T & Toshiba as the worst companies to do business with.
Ed Buttup

Santa Rosa, CA

#15 Feb 15, 2014
Shake my steak and get free cream sause.
Pauls Peter

Santa Rosa, CA

#16 Feb 15, 2014
Shake my steak and get free cream.
Bad Shake

Elmhurst, IL

#17 Feb 15, 2014
I think McDonalds burgers are closer to real steak than that this Steak and Shake dive.
Bluekitty

Chicago, IL

#19 Feb 21, 2014
I've pretty much liked the food at Steak and Shake. But I don't like the attitude at all of this corporation. They get complaints all the time for their
"I don't care" attitude toward their customers.

I think Subway outclasses all the fast food joints restaurants anyway.
Sliders

Winter Park, FL

#20 Feb 21, 2014
Food too greasy at S&S.
Ice Age

Winter Park, FL

#21 Feb 24, 2014
glasspilot wrote:
So if someone falls in a parking lot it's the restaurants fault? I call BS on this one.
Years ago I ate at a S & S. Good food, not great. Probably a dieing chain.
"dieing" chain? LOL All public companies are making record profits now compliments of all all the Freebies being handed to them by the government. You need to pay more attention and work on your spelling.:))
Irate

Winter Park, FL

#23 Feb 25, 2014
I think the Google Higher Ups like to eat here. This thread is way back on their Search Engines. That doesn't usually happen here on Topix.

They play favorites on their Google+ site too. Nobody plays fair anymore.
Corporate Raider

Chicago, IL

#24 Feb 26, 2014
Steak and Shake gave me food poisoning. I'm going to spread the word everywhere against them.

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