Mr. Steak was an American steakhouse restaurant chain started in 1962 by James A. Mather in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The chain operated 278 restaurants throughout the United States at its peak.[1] The chain saw a decline in the 1980s when it attempted to diversify its menu options, drawing focus away from the steak in favor of fish, salads, and chicken.[1]

The Kansas City area locations were purchased by Paul Consiglio in the 1980s, and the corporation went bankrupt in 1987. Some locations in Michigan were converted in 1991 to a new chain called Finley's, which retained most of the Mr. Steak menu;[2] other Mr. Steak restaurants were gradually closed off by the mid-1990s.


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