Threedom Leisure, the fledgling pub business founded by three former The Restaurant Group executives, has secured two sites in Glasgow for upcoming openings, MCA has learnt.

The group, which currently operates the Cock n Bull in Stourbridge High Street, is to open the second iteration of the concept in the former Pancho Villa site in Glasgow’s Merchant City area. It is expected to open later this year or early 2018.

The group is also launching a new concept next month – Van Winkle – at the former Barrowland Bar in the Barras area of the city. The food offer will centre around pizza and barbecued meats while the bar will have a strong bourbon offering.

MCA revealed in September that Jason Green, ex-managing director of Chiquito; David Salmon, formerly brand director and deputy managing director of Frankie & Benny’s; and Derek Mallon, who was brand director and deputy managing director of Coast to Coast, Joe’s Kitchen and Filling Station, had set up Threedom Leisure.

The Cock n Bull.co, which is centred around “filthy burgers and kick-ass chicken”, launched last month. Mallon told MCA that it had traded ahead of expectation and he saw great potential n the brand.

He said it was too early to tell whether Van Winkle would become another rollout vehicle.

He said: “It’s right for this site and this area. That’s got to be the starting point. It’s about delivering the quality rather than having big, bold ambitions.”

On future growth, he said: “There’s nothing concrete in the pipeline but we certainly want to grow. It’s about making sure we get it right – the hospitality, the offering, the quality of the product. Making sure the guest is delighted with the experience. “