Handmade Burger co. has collapsed into administration for the second time.

All the company’s 18 restaurants have closed with the loss of 283 jobs.

Leanard Curtis was appointed as administrator after attempts to sell the burger chain failed.

The company, which previously fell into administration in 2017, has suffered a sharp decline in its fortunes with sales falling and losses climbing.

Joint administrator David Griffiths said: “The casual dining market in the UK has experienced significant challenges over the last four years, largely as a result of overcapacity in the sector, which has resulted in a significant number of insolvencies.

“Sales at Handmade Burger Co. restaurants have almost halved during this period, which has proved to be unsustainable.”