Steak ‘n Shake Tenant Overview
Updated: November 11, 2020
- NNN lease eliminates landlord responsibilities
- Low sale prices
- 20 year lease terms
- Non-investment grade by both S&P and Moody's
- Must look closely at performance of franchisor across all locations
Steak ‘n Shake is a QSR known for their steakburgers and milk shakes. It was founded in 1934 by Gus Belt who converted a gas station and chicken restaurant in Normal, Illinois, into a hamburger stand. In 2008, the company was bought by Biglari Holdings.
Steak ‘n Shake properties are located in appealing high traffic areas. Most Steak ‘n Shakes have the ability to be easily converted to another QSR if the tenant were to vacate the location. These factors help the building and land retain a high value; however, the company has struggled in recent years and its stock price has suffered. Over the last six quarters, same store sales for Steak 'n Shake have consistently declined 5%. Additionally, both Moody's and S&P credit raters have recently downgraded the company's credit rating, indicating the risk associated with the investment.
Years of declining sales and the hit from Covid-19 has forced Steak 'n Shake to close 73 franchises since the end of 2018. Highly visible and well located Steak 'n Shake real estate is trading at deep discount, and there may be bargains out there for willing investors.
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