Red’s True BBQ, the fledgling Leeds-based operator, is in talks to secure its second site, the former Livebait unit in Manchester.

The concept, which is the brainchild of Scott Munro and James Douglas, opened in Leeds at the end of 2012 and is understood to be turning over £55K per week out of a c2,600sq ft unit.

The group is hoping to add two sites per year over the next four years, with Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Cardiff amongst its target locations.

M&C Report revealed last month that SBG Restaurant, the company led by Richard Muir, owner of Café Fish in Edinburgh and ex-Paramount Restaurants chairman William Rollason, had been placed into liquidation.

The pair, who joined forces to launch SBG in 2011, secured the former Livebait site in Manchester and Leeds out of administration around the start of 2012 with plans to relaunch and rebrand the sites.