Ed’s Easy Diner, Andrew Guy-led chain, which earlier this year appointed corporate advisory firm McQueen to advise it on its financing options, has lined up a further six openings.

The group, which currently operates 26 sites under its core brand, will open its next site and first in Scotland at Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh later this month.

In November, it expects to open a unit at the St Enochs shopping scheme in Glasgow. It is also believed to have lined up an opening at the Eastgate shopping scheme in Inverness and the Grosvenor scheme in Chester, plus sites in Woking, Cambridge and Birmingham.

It is thought that if a sales process was undertaken it would be geared toward the end of the year or start of 2015.

Earlier this year, the company announced ambitions to grow its estate to over 100 sites by September 2018.