MEATliquor, the popular, fast-casual restaurant concept led by Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis, is in talks regarding a partnership to take the concept overseas, M&C Report understands.

It is thought that the six-strong group, which is chaired by former Clapham House Group/PizzaExpress chairman David Page, is in discussions to launch the format in Dublin.

It is also understood that the company is exploring options to expand its MEATmarket format, which is housed on the first floor of Covent Garden’s Jubilee Hall and is believed to generate c£40k in weekly sales, despite being located yards away from the UK’s only Shake Shack, up a flight of stairs and minimal signage. 

Collins said: “With the competition for sites more fierce than ever, the strength of the format gives us the options of taking sites above or below other businesses and unusual locations. Those hiding in plain sight.”

The group recently opened its second regional site in Leeds, and is thought to be targeting Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle for further openings.

It will open its next site in Bristol at the start of next year, to be followed by an opening on the site of the former Citroen garage in Upper Street, Islington next summer.