Tortilla has appointed Jason Thomas as chief operations officer.

Thomas has served as MD at Ask Italian, and held business director roles with Shake Shack and AlShaya in the Middle East.

Tortilla managing director Richard Morris said: “We are delighted to bring on Jason at this stage of our growth. Having worked previously with Jason at Loch Fyne, I know that he’s the right cultural fit for the business, and will be able to get stuck into the many exciting projects we have planned for this year and beyond.”

Tortilla plans to open in Exeter, Edinburgh and Windsor this year, alongside a delivery kitchen in Manchester in May.

The brand is exploring “several other exciting opportunities to be announced soon”.