Burger chain The Handmade Burger Company has closed its branch at Grand Central after falling into administration earlier this month.
Administrators Leonard Curtis Recovery, has now confirmed the Grand Central eatery is one of nine UK branches including Handmade Burger Company at Intu Victoria Centre, Nottingham, to be closed.
The other Birmingham branches in Bullring and Brindleyplace are part of the remaining 20 UK eateries that will stay open - for now.
A spokeswoman for Leonard Curtis Recovery, told us: “We can confirm Grand Central, Birmingham is one of nine Handmade Burger Company restaurants in the UK that we have now closed."
“Unfortunately, the closures resulted in 163 staff being made redundant out of a total workforce of almost 700.
“The remaining 20 restaurants in the chain will continue to operate as normal under the control of the joint administrators. All parties are working towards a swift solution to safeguard as many jobs as possible in the remaining restaurants.”
The burger restaurant which was founded in Brindleyplace in 2006 is the latest in a line of businesses to leave Grand Central.
Jacques Vert , Jeff Bains, Steel and Jelly Newsflow, Cocomacs and Vodafone are just some of the business that have closed in the shopping centre since the £335 million complex above New Street station opened in September 2015. There are now a total of 16 outlets that are empty.
Francesco Ristorante, an Italian eatery was the first business and restaurant to close at Grand Central in November 2015.