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Steak n Shake opening in United Arab Emirates

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Indianapolis-based Steak n Shake has signed an agreement to open its first restaurants outside of the United States, the burger chain announced Tuesday.

Forty Steak n Shake restaurants are slated to open in the United Arab Emirates starting next year under a development deal with Saleh Bin Lahej Group.

The group is a leading international franchise operator of major restaurant brands such as Chili’s and Macaroni Grill.

Sardar Biglari, chairman of San Antonio-based Biglari Holdings, which owns Steak n Shake, said in a prepared statement that he’s excited about expanding the restaurant chain into a global brand.

“[The United Arab Emirates] will be the springboard from which we plan to grow the Steak n Shake brand in multiple dimensions and in many other countries,” he said.

Biglari operates 496 Steak n Shake restaurants and 92 Western Sizzlin restaurants. Eighty-two of the Steak n Shake and 87 of the Western Sizzlin units are franchised.
 

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