Bill’s, the East Sussex-based produce store and café concept, is planning to expand to seven outlets over the next five years. The company, which currently operates two outlets in Brighton and Lewes, is in negotiations to open its third site in Hove. The group, which offers a traditional British menu with a Mediterranean twist using fresh local produce, is planning to open its first outlet geared more towards a pure café offering. Tania Webb, co-founder and owner of Bill’s, told M&C Report that the company plans to keep its third outlet open later than its current two sites. It is hoping to develop more of a tapas offering at the new location, while it is also looking at introducing a wine list for the first time. Webb said: “The third outlet will be smaller than our first two sites, which have a large store section and room for 85 covers. The produce store offer in the next outlet will be smaller with more emphasis on the dining side.” Negotiations on the third site are nearing completion, and Webbs hopes the difference in the company’s next site will allow it the flexibility to expand the concept further across the south of England. She said: “We are definitely focused on expanding outside of Sussex and eventually we would like to have open a site in London, whether that is with the full produce store and café concept or the more restaurant focused line. “Current investment in the company has come from within and bank loans and we would like to keep it that way until we have opened a couple more sites. We have had a lot of interest from individuals and companies looking to invest in the group, and we will look at these opportunities in due course as we expand even further.”