Bill’s, the Richard Caring-backed group, has lined up a site in London’s Baker Street, its eighteenth in the capital.

The 50-strong group is believed to have secured the unit at 119-121 Baker Street for an opening next year.

The company, which has doubled the size of its estate this year, will open three more sites before the end of the year in Durham, Welwyn Garden City and Woking.

It has also taken a unit Leicester’s Shires Lane close to the recently opened Red Hot World Buffet site and the Lakeland kitchenware store on Church Street, Peterborough for openings next year..

It is also understood to have secured a site in Glasgow, and is in talks on units in Maidstone, Taunton and Sheffield.