Coco di Mama, the Azzurri Group-owned, quick-service Italian concept, has lined up a further four sites in London, M&C has learnt.

The concept, which is led by Daniel Land and Jeremy Sanders and was acquired by the Azzurri Group last year in a deal believed to be valued at c£12m, has secured sites in Bow Lane and Cowcross Street for openings over the next few months.

M&C understands that the group is also in advanced talks on two further sites, one located in the City.

The group reported sales of £4.7m in its last financial year and should see revenues exceed £7.5m this year.

Last year, Steve Holmes, chief executive of the Azzurri Group, told M&C the group’s acquisition of Coco Di Mama could see it grow to 40 sites in the next couple of years.

He said: “In terms of how quickly it can grow, you just have to look at the size that Pret has reached in London. They have 200 sites so there’s clearly a lot of scope. I would see us building 30 to 40 sites in the next few years. We would want to get critical mass in London before going further but I certainly don’t see growth being restricted to London.”