Miller Rials, operator of the upcoming Steak ‘n Shake, updated the Vicksburg Daily News on their progress.
“I was waiting on the updated plans from corporate. It’s a new prototype/counter-service model,” explained Rials. “We will start with the Architect and civil engineer to plan the site and building. We also have to check on lead times for equipment. Coolers and freezers are probably 6 months out.”
Supply chains nationwide have been impacted by COVID-19. Items that are usually in inventory and can be readily ordered as needed are now, in some cases, months behind.
Rials continued, “I’ve just got my updated vendor list I’ve got to call.”
The location of the new Steak ‘n Shake will be on 61 North right next to Sonic at the old 61 North Motors.
Rials other construction projects on the South Frontage just east of Indiana are progressing. The building is starting to take form and most of the earthwork is done. The new KFC should open in the upcoming months. The rest of the property is earmarked for two hotels to build on the east side of the property near George Carr.