Coco di Mama, the London-based quick-service Italian concept, has secured a fifth site in London, M&C Report has learnt.

The company has taken a site in Houndsditch, with an opening planned for May. It is thought that the group is in talks on a number of other sites in the capital with a view to further opening before the year end.

The concept, which is led by life-long friends Daniel Land, and Jeremy Sanders and backed by amongst others Sir Stuart Rose, the former executive chairman of Marks & Spencer and restaurant entrepreneur Arjun Waney, is understood to be trading well across its four current sites, with like-for-like sales up at each unit.

The group, which is chaired by Rose, opened its fourth site late last year near Monument.

It also operates site in Paternoster Square, London Wall and Fleet Street.