I was SO excited when I found out that Steak 'n Shake was coming to Tuscaloosa. In fact, I was the first broadcast journalist to write about it on THIS page. In case you forgot, or completely missed it, you can read the original story HERE

The months (actually years) of talk, anticipation, and waiting....All to sink my teeth into a Steak 'n Shake Double Cheeseburger! But now I'm seeing that the construction of Steak 'n Shake is being DELAYED. 

According to Real Estate Developer Stan Pate, the Tuscaloosa Steak 'n Shake Franchisee has suffered some health issues, and construction is now being pushed back, with a grand opening now being sometime later this year....in the SUMMER.

Pate told The Tuscaloosa News: “By mutual agreement, we decided to delay the opening until early summer to allow recovery time for our franchisee. As a developer, we regret the health issues and wish him quick recovery. It’s just the right thing to do is work with him and be patient".

So, if you've been talking, anticipating, and waiting for Steak 'n Shake to come to Tuscaloosa, looks like you're going to have to continue doing all that for about 4 or 5 more months.

Or, you can do what I continue to DO......and that's making the 45 Minute drive up to Hoover twice a month, to get my Steak 'n Shake FIX! :-)

For more on this story you can read HERE