Steve Novak, the founder of the Cattle Grid brand, has secured a further site for his yet-to-be launched new fast casual concept Stampede, in Leeds, M&C has learnt.

Novak is currently fitting out the first site under the new format, after securing the Gino D’Acampo’s My Pasta Bar unit in the food court at the Lakeside Shopping Centre, for an opening early next year.

M&C understands that he has now secured the Colazione restaurant in Albion Street, Leeds, for the second Stampede.

He is expected the assess the success of the first two Stampedes before looking at further expansion opportunities.

Novak launched Cattle Grid and later launched Poulet Rouge but sold the only site under the latter in Balham to Soho House earlier this year despite winning a copyright dispute with Casual Dining Group (CDG) when it was Tragus, relating to the restaurant name.

It has recently re-opened as Soho House’s first Chicken & Egg Shop.

Cattle Grid currently has sites in Balham, Leeds and Windsor as well as operating the Earlsfield Pub & Kitchen in London’s Earlsfield.

Marc Rogers at MKR Property acted in the Albion Street deal.