Steak ’n Shake, the US premium burger concept, is to make its UK debut, in Chester.

The company, which operates c600 sites across the globe, will open in Frodsham Street, Chester, on 13 December after husband-and-wife team Barry and Sarah Bellamy invested in the venture, according to the Chester Chronicle.

The couple recently returned from training in Ibiza and will operate at a building formerly occupied by a Marks & Spencer menswear store.

The Bellamys told The Chester Chronicle they were excited to be pioneers, promising a “wow” interior, with all meals cooked to order using fresh ingredients and at a price that “won’t break the bank”.

The company’s plans to open in the UK was previously overseen by Tim Lowther.

It was planning a three-pronged franchise strategy for its entry into the UK.

The group was looking to talk to individual franchisees, who are capable of opening four to five sites; existing franchisees with no competitive brands and transport hubs operators.