Closed again: Middletown Steak ‘n Shake shut down while ‘renovating’

A Middletown Steak ‘n Shake that passed health inspections and reopened late last month after a more than two-week shutdown has closed again.

“We have decided to close this Steak ‘N Shake location, which is being designated for a Franchise partner,” according to a sign posted to the restaurant’s door. “We will be renovating by installing new equipment to improve our speed and customer services. This location will re-open under new franchise ownership.”

Employees on Monday afternoon could be seen removing vinyl signage from windows at the restaurant at 3170 Towne Blvd.

The Middletown Health Department, which oversees the inspections of more than 250 restaurants in the city, suspended Steak ‘N Shake’s food service license April 9 until all requirements were completed. That happened April 26, when the business passed its final inspections and completed the other requirements mandated by the Board of Health

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The restaurant reopened April 27.

The 621-unit Indianapolis-based Steak ‘n Shake chain operates 12 restaurants in Butler, Warren, Hamilton and Clermont counties. Ten of them were temporarily closed in late March while locations in Hamilton and West Chester were closed in late January, a move the company said was necessary as it looked for franchisees for those locations.

Steak ‘N Shake also operates nine restaurants in the Dayton-Springfield area.

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