Rola Wala, the Indian street food operator, is understood to be set to open its first permanent site in Trinity Leeds, M&C Report understands.
The concept, which is led by founder Mark Wright, is believed to be in talks to take the former Notes unit in Trinity Kitchen after a recent successful pop-up residency at the scheme.
The departure of Notes from the scheme comes as the coffee and wine shop chain looks to grow its presence in the capital, with talks on two further units in office buildings in central London close to fruition.
Rola Wala was named Young British Foodie runner up at the Best Street Food UK awards last year.
Talking earlier this year, Wright said: “Our ambition is to take Rola Wala national – it’s not about being the biggest, it’s about being the best! Trinity Leeds presented an amazing opportunity to trade outside of London, and side by side with the big guns in food, and show them what we’ve got.”
Notes, which is led by Robert Robinson and Edward Halfon, recently opened its fourth site in London, in Ropemaker Street, Moorgate, after a successful round of fundraising last year.
Halfon told M&C Report that the group would look at alternative funding options after the next couple of openings.