A popular burger and fast food chain will soon open its first location in the Golden Triangle on the Mississippi State University campus.
In a tweet on Thursday, the Mississippi State Office of Student Affairs shared a graphic of Steak n’ Shake, which said “coming soon.”
Vice President of Student Affairs Regina Hyatt said the Steak ’n Shake will replace Burger King at Roberts Hall on B.S. Hood Road. The plan is to have the location open by the time students return for the fall semester.
“We’re very excited as well,” Hyatt said of the anticipation expressed by many in the MSU community on social media. “Our dining partner Aramark is facilitating this. It’s replacing the Burger King on campus, so it will go into that location.”
Aramark’s Mississippi State Director James Jankowski echoed the excitement.
“We are excited to bring Steak ‘n Shake to the Mississippi State University and Starkville community,” Jankowski said. “The new location will be a great addition to Mississippi State Dining Services.”
The MSU location would represent the fifth franchise for the chain in Mississippi, with current locations in Biloxi, Pearl, Oxford and Southaven.
The Oxford location is positioned on the University of Mississippi campus.
Founded in 1934 in Normal, Illinois, Steak n’ Shake primarily focused on hamburgers and milk shakes.
The company — which is a subsidiary of Biglari Holdings Company — is currently based with its corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.