Liverpool-based Indian street food restaurant Mowgli is set to double its estate in the next six months after experiencing 30% growth in sales since its launch two years ago, MCA understands.
The concept, which is led by former food writer and barrister Nisha Katona, will open its second site in Liverpool, in Water Street this November. This will be followed by an opening in Leeds, in Station Street, next February.
At the same time, MCA understands that Katona is set to front a new TV show on the back of the success of Mowgli.
It is thought that the company is also currently exploring locations in Birmingham and central London.
Katona told MCA: “Indian street food is cool, bohemian and retail landlords are getting that. They say authenticity is the new commodity and I believe you can see that with our concept. I think the time has come for a decent Indian national concept.”
Earlier this year, MCA revealed that former McDonald’s development director Peter Richards had invested in Mowgli and was helping Katona develop the concept’s growth strategy.