Gordon Ramsay Burger is to open its first UK site in London’s Harrods before the end of the year.

The Knightsbridge site will be the second location for the gourmet burger brand, which opened its flagship restaurant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in 2012.

The new site is said to be part of Ramsay’s proposed mass expansion plans for the UK and Asia, with the chef having revealed in August that he was hoping to open 50 new UK sites in the coming years.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Ramsay said his restaurants will create around 2,000 jobs in the country, adding that the business continues to “be optimistic and ambitious, knowing it is more important than ever before to invest in our industry, to support suppliers and to create jobs.”

While his current portfolio, including brands Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Petrus and Bread Street Kitchen, are concentrated in London, he is expected to look at more regional openings, with potential sites in Manchester and Newcastle.

He will also launch a ‘Street Burger’ concept this winter, modelled on his £15 all-you-can-eat ‘Street Pizza’ brand.

Of his global concepts, a second Hell’s Kitchen is opening in Dubai this year – the first is in Las Vegas – and a Pub and Grill is scheduled to open in Macau this Autumn.