Mitchells & Butlers has introduced a new American-inspired concept called Lunch & Supper Counter within its Castle estate, MCA has learnt.

The format is currently being operated across 11 sites with a focus on quick service, a simple food menu, craft beer and milkshakes

Menu items include: Boss your beast - a choice of beef rib patty, chargrilled chicken breast or black bean patty; Big Cow – a beef patty and flat iron finger burger, Katsu burger or spicy fried chicken; and a section devoted to spatchcock chicken.

Venues operating under the model include Hy-Brasil Music Club in Bristol.

A spokesperson for M&B said: “The menu has been created so it appeals to any number of people dining, whether you are by yourself on your laptop mid-week, or with a group of friends on a Saturday night.”