Car into Steak ‘n Shake closes restaurant


By Jessica Johnston, Assistant News Director

Update: According to a Steak n’ Shake team member, the restaurant has since reopened.

A gas leak at Steak ‘n Shake in Downtown Zanesville has shut down the fast-food franchise after a vehicle went over a curb and hit the building early Tuesday afternoon.

Around 12:30 p.m., a woman pulling into Steak ‘n Shake knocked a gas pipe off the meter when she ran into the building.

According to patrolman Mike Brown with the Zanesville Police Department, the woman told officers she was hitting her brakes.

The side of the building sustained a crack in addition to the pipe that was broke away from the meter.

The Zanesville Fire Department shut the gas off to the building to stop it from leaking.

A crew from the Columbia Gas of Ohio arrived on scene around 1 p.m.

Brown said the restaurant would likely be closed until the meter is repaired.

The woman was not cited for the accident, although she will likely be responsible for damages.

No one was injured during the incident.