Speratus Group, the Scottish restaurant and bar operator, hopes to open a further three further restaurants under its Boozy Cow burger brand and donate up to £1m to four charities in the process.

The group, which currently operates sites in Edinburgh and Aberdeen under the burger brand, wants to open three new restaurants across Scotland by the end of 2017, with sites in Dundee, Perth, St Andrews, Glasgow and Inverness being considered.

Entrepreneur Garreth Wood, who heads up Speratus, said the new venues would commit all of their profits to local charities and hopes they will contribute £1m to charitable causes by 2018.

Wood said: “If through business, we can go some way to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances or their environment then it has all been worth it.

“Initially Boozy Cow was just another addition to the group but we came up with the idea of channelling all our extensive charitable work through the one brand.”

The first Boozy Cow opened on the Netherkirkgate in Aberdeen in August, with the Edinburgh site opening in the former Amicus Apple unit earlier this year.

The three new restaurants will create an estimated 150 jobs.