Abokado, the Kings Park Capital-backed healthy food chain led by Mark Lilley, has announced that it has secured two further sites in the City of London.

Both are expected to be open by the end of August, which will take the company’s estate to 26 stores.

Lilley said that the company is on track to achieve its goal of 30 stores by the end of its current financial year of March 2016, with several other sites in legals or negotiation.

He said that the business had undertaken considerable new product development in recent months, with the launch of a range of cold pressed juices, frozen yoghurt, an enhanced breakfast range and a range of bento salads.

He said: “We’re just coming out of an unprecedented period of menu innovation, with our team having worked incredibly hard to deliver some outstanding new products to our customers. The benefits of that investment and focus are already being felt in our performance, with record sales being achieved in recent weeks at a number of stores.”

Earlier this year, the company bolstered its management team with the appointment of Richard Zivkovic, formerly of Costa, TRG and Pret A Manger, as its new operations director.