Steak N Shake gets city of Beaumont’s stamp of approval

In addition to a parcel of land situated close to Parkdale Mall, franchisers of the Steak N Shake brand have also closed the deal on city approval for the restaurant’s debut in Southeast Texas.

At a meeting of the Beaumont City Council on Tuesday, May 29, the group voted to accept the franchise’s proposal, with a few modifications set forth in the deal.

According to  GBI Investments LLC representative Anthony C. Goss, the Steak N Shake franchise would use the footprint of the Parkdale Church at 4490 Crow Road as its first ever Golden Triangle installation.

“The property referenced above has three existing buildings,” Goss reported in his submission for city approval. “The front building is an 8,800 square-foot church facility with adjacent parking. One of the buildings in the back is 6,775 square-foot metal building church facility with a 2,200 square-foot wood framed parsonage.

“The church is under obligation to sell the property, and once they do will no longer have a place to worship. Our desire is to demolish the parsonage and install a parking lot and leave the metal building for their continued worship while demolishing the front building for a franchise restaurant.”

Goss said the Steak N Shake franchise, which has been in business since 1934, will be a good neighbor to the church that will share its grounds as well as the neighborhood it calls home. Additionally, he reported, the company “is a tried and proven brand that caters to families with top quality food and a fun atmosphere.”

Raising Cane’s

Raising Cane’s, known for its chicken finger meals, is coming to 3620 College (across from Walgreens) in Beaumont. The old Catfish Kitchen has been torn down.

Embree Construction Group of Georgetown, Texas, is building the 3,575-square-foot eatery at a projected cost of $1.2 million.