US chain Steak ‘n’ Shake has closed its sole UK site on Frodsham Street in Chester, less than two years after opening.

The business, which claims to have pioneered the concept of a ‘better burger’ since 1934, has more than 550 restaurants across the US and is expanding internationally through a franchise operation.

While the Chester site was its only UK unit, MCA understands that Steak ‘n’ Shake is currently looking for potential sites in central London.

It opened a dedicated European office in 2013, and has units in France, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Portugal.