Busaba Eathai, the Thai restaurant chain founded by Alan Yau, will grow its estate to 10 sites by the end of the year, with three new openings planned over the next six months. The company, which is backed by Phoenix Capital Partners and run by operations director Jale Erentok, will open its eighth site, an 108-cover restaurant in Floral Street in London’s Covent Garden, next week. The group, which opened its first site outside the capital in Bicester Village in February, will open its ninth site at the Westfield Stratford city development in September. This will be followed by its 10th site, which will open on the King’s Road in Chelsea before the end of the year. Wagamama founder Yau opened the first Busaba Eathai, his interpretation of the Thai canteen, on London’s Wardour Street in 1999.