This post is part of NRN's newsroom blog, Reporter's Notebook. The news Tuesday that Steak 'n Shake was first out of the gate in 2012 with a significant promotion — which didn't involve the diet- and resolution-related themes I expected from restaurant chains — struck me in a way I had not felt for a couple of years. However, I realized pretty quickly why the brand's announcement of a freeze on its menu prices got me thinking about the beginning of 2010. ...

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