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American burger chain ‘Steak ‘n Shake’ heading to Liverpool?

An American restaurant chain famous for its trademark ‘Steakburgers’ and hand-dipped milkshakes could be heading to Liverpool.

Plans submitted to Liverpool City Council appear to show proposals for a ‘Steak ‘n Shake’ restaurant on Allerton Road.

Applicant Mr Christopher Nolan has applied for the change of use of a former estate agents at 51 Allerton Road into a “hot food takeaway” selling “gourmet burgers, steaks and milkshakes”.

The application also includes proposed visuals for the new restaurant which show ‘Steak ‘n Shake’ signage.

The American chain, which started in 1934 when Gus Belt converted a petrol station and chicken restaurant into a hamburger stand, launched its first UK franchise in Chester in 2016.

According to its website, Steak ‘n Shake pioneered the concept of a “better burger” by hand-crafting ‘Steakburgers’ (burgers made with cuts of steak).

Unlike the Chester branch, which is more a sit-down restaurant with seating for 110, it appears Liverpool’s Steak ‘n Shake could operate on more of a ‘grab and go’ basis with space for just 12 diners included in the plans.

Steak ‘n Shake did not respond when approached for comment by YM Liverpool.

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