As reported earlier this week, Montana's only Steak 'n Shake has closed its doors in Billings West End among other Billings businesses.

News reports say that the owner struggled to keep employees on staff since it's opening in 2013 and that the restaurant lacked community support.

Steak 'n Shake was founded in 1934 in Normal, Illinois and has a very strong presence in the Midwest and South. The large chain just couldn't seem to make things happen here in it's short 2 year run.

The 3,500 square foot building was custom built for Steak 'n Shake and is appraised at $1.3 million in value by county appraisers.

There was no word of what will happen with the building at the time of report.