Steak n Shake Appoints New Executive Vice President of Operations

INDIANAPOLIS, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Steak n Shake Company (NYSE:SNS) announced today that Omar Janjua has joined the Company as Executive Vice President, Operations.  In that position he will assume full responsibility for the operations of all of the Company’s restaurants.  “We are pleased that a person with Mr. Janjua’s extensive experience and talent will be joining our Company,” said Peter Dunn, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Dunn added, “Mr. Janjua has a unique background that can make an important difference for Steak n Shake as we take our game to the next level.  He recently led an 800 unit restaurant division and delivered improved guest satisfaction and positive sales trends.  He also led Operations Services at Pizza Hut where he successfully coordinated planning and change initiatives nationally. Prior to that assignment he led the Concept Development function for Pizza Hut and successfully evolved the design of their dine-in restaurants.  Finally, his prior experience as a Director of Finance provides a strong financial perspective that can help guide all initiatives.”

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Mr. Janjua has an extensive background in the restaurant industry, including serving in executive positions with Yum Brands, Inc. in its Pizza Hut operations.  He most recently successfully operated as Head Coach, Vice President Operations for the West territory.   Prior to that role he served as Head Coach and Vice President for Franchise Operations, which supported 75 franchisees and 2,600 franchised restaurants.  Mr. Janjua has also served as Senior Director of Restaurant Services and Director Concept Development.

About Steak n Shake

Steak n Shake is a full service, casual dining restaurant serving a core menu of its famous STEAKBURGER (TM) sandwiches, thin ‘n crispy french fries, old fashioned hand-dipped milk shakes, chili, home style soups, fresh salads, a variety of desserts and breakfast. All of the food is prepared to the guest’s order and served by friendly, well-trained associates. Steak n Shake restaurants feature full-service dining areas, counter service and drive-thru windows and are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This press release contains various forward-looking statements that reflect management’s expectations or beliefs regarding future events. Investors are cautioned that reliance on these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties.  Although the Company believes that the assumptions used in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of these assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and, as a result, the outcome of the forward-looking statements could differ materially.  A list of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as its annual and quarterly reports.