Kaspas, the desert parlour franchise, has lined up six new sites, part of a plan to reach 80 by the end of the year, MCA has learnt.

The brand willi open sites in the Orchard Centre in Didcot; Cornelian Way in Blackpool; Yate Shopping Centre; 4 Archer Drive in Sheffield; 150-154 Northgate in Darlington; and 11 Peel Centre in Stockport.

Director Azher Rehman told MCA: “We have various other sites in the pipeline which may open this side of the year or hopefully next year.

“We are looking to open 20-30 stores in 2019 however due to the uncertainty in the market due to Brexit some franchisees didn’t open this year.”