Coco di Mama, the Azzurri Group-owned, quick-service Italian concept, has opened its seventh site in central London and lined up its eighth, M&C understands.

The concept, which is led by Daniel Land and Jeremy Sanders, has opened its latest site at 32 Old Bailey near Ludgate Hill.

The group, which last year reported sales of £4.7m and should see revenues exceed £7.5m this year, has also secured Unit 17, Bankside 2 in Southwark Street, for an opening in November.

Earlier this year, Steve Holmes, chief executive of the Azzurri Group, told M&C the group’s acquisition of Coco Di Mama could see it grow to 40 sites in the next couple of years.

He said: “In terms of how quickly it can grow, you just have to look at the size that Pret has reached in London. They have 200 sites so there’s clearly a lot of scope. I would see us building 30 to 40 sites in the next few years. We would want to get critical mass in London before going further but I certainly don’t see growth being restricted to London.”