Red’s True Barbecue, the fast-growing barbecue chain, has launched a series of gift cards for the run up to Christmas.

The group, which is in talks on securing new investment, has launched the cards for five of its menu items - rack of baby back ribs (£12.50), n.c pulled pork & slaw (£9.95), Texas beef brisket & pulled pork combo (£15.95), pit burger (£16.95) and donut burger (£12.95).

Consumers can also purchase cards in denominations of £10, £20 and £50.

Each card is preloaded with the correct amount and presented in a gift wallet.

The group recently launched a new express menu to capitalise on consumers looking for a smaller, quick eat at lunchtime

The brand will open its fourth site in Nottingham in January 2015, and has earmarked a further three openings for next year.