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Modern Steakhouse STK Is Ditching Its 'Female-Friendly' Steak Concept

No more plans for smaller portions for women

Steakhouse STK's location in Chicago
STK in Chicago
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Modern steakhouse STK is replacing the chain’s planned offshoot branch STK Rebel in Austin. It was originally meant to be the casual, comparatively more affordable, and “female-friendly” version (read: more menu options and music) of the restaurant.

This change is being implemented for all originally-planned Rebels across the country, which means San Diego, Denver, Boston, and even Edinburgh, Scotland. Instead, those cities will get their own STK location as well. Eater San Diego confirmed its switcheroo over the summer.

A rep for STK told Eater that each of those new locations will reflect the respective city in terms of the menu and design. Austin’s take hasn’t been revealed yet.

Austin’s opening was pushed back into 2017, but a specific projected opening date is not known at this point. It will be found in downtown, taking over the former Melting Pot building in downtown Austin. Plans include a massive space with a rooftop area.

STK is the flagship chain for hospitality company The One Group, along with other restaurant like chain Bagatelle, Asellina in New York, Heliot Steak House in London, and more.


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