Famous Restaurant Chains That Went Out of Business

York Steak House

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Known for its cafeteria-style seating and for its presence in malls across the country, York Steak House first opened in Columbus, Ohio in 1966. The brand saw decent success on its own, expanding out to 47 locations by 1977. At that point, the company was sold to General Mills, after which the brand really took off. At its peak, York Steak House boasted around 200 locations across 27 states.

Unfortunately, the ’80s were not so kind to York Steak House, as business started to decline during that decade. Locations closed one by one, and today, the only remaining York Steak House is in the brand’s home town of Columbus.