Former Caprice Holdings chief executive Des McDonald has not ruled out his fledgling Fish & Chip Shop concept becoming a national brand, after securing a third site in London.

The restaurateur, who is backed by Toby Baxendale, the entrepreneur and founder of Seafood Holdings, which was acquired by Bidvest in 2010 for c£45m, has secured a site in Sydney Road, Chelsea for his third opening under the brand.

When M&C Report asked McDonald about a possible national roll out, he said it was a possibility and that Fish & Chip Shop would be a multi-site operation.

A second site will open at Dashwood House in the City at the end of March.

McDonald launched the format at the former Maghreb restaurant unit in Upper Street, Islington last spring.

The first Q-Grill, McDonald’s BBQ & Grill concept, will soon open in Chalk Farm Road, Camden.

He recently also opened the Holborn Dining Room & Delicatessen at the Rosewood London hotel in February.

McDonald and Baxendale are believed to have set up Canary Wharf Restaurants Ltd to oversee the new venture, which is understood to include Siraj Dadabhoy of investment firm DCD Group as a director.