|The Royale at Steak n Shake|
Their burgers are this thin little patties that actually taste pretty good for a chain burger. They have some crazy combinations, like my favorite, the Royale, which has two beef patties, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and an egg. Plus a little side of fries - all for $4.99. A very decent deal. What makes it truly great, though, is that every weekday, between 2pm and 4pm, and 2am and 4am, all their beverages are half-off. Including their huge selection of shakes, which normally go for $3.50, and on sale a fantastic deal at $1.75. A buck and 3 quarters of a big, fat, scrumptious shake. Hard to pass, but unfortunately, hard on me afterwards as well. And so, I go to Steak n Shake and have my Royale and usually end up drinking a vanilla Coke. Of course, every once in while, I will sneak in a shake, loving it while I'm drinking it.
A final way that I've taken to fight the lactose monster is switching to almond milk. It tastes ok, although, obviously, has a rather strong almond aftertaste, which I like. Maybe Steak n Shake could start making almond milk shakes? Nah, that would be just too much of a good thing piled together.