Honest Burgers, the Active Partners-backed business, has further strengthened its 2019 opening pipeline, after lining up an opening in Liverpool.

MCA understands that the company is set to take on a site at the Petticoat Lane Shopping Arcade in the city’s Bold Street for an opening next year.

It has already secured a site in Cardiff for 2019, at a new development in the city’s Church Street, alongside Pho, Mowgli and New World Trading Company’s The Botanist concept.

Earlier this week, MCA revealed that the company was to increase its presence in London, with an opening on The Cut in Waterloo.

The company has secured the Southbank Tandoori site next to the Byron restaurant for an opening later this year.

It is the latest high-profile London site to be secured by the group, which has already taken on the Strada in Great Queen Street, in the West End, and the former Ittenbari Japanese restaurant site in Brewer Street, Soho.

The now 26-strong company is also making further in-roads across the UK, having just opened its first restaurant in Bristol and is also set to launch in Manchester.