The ONE Group, owners of international restaurant group STK, hopes to add two further sites in London under its premium steakhouse brand, as part of its global expansion plans.
The group, which attracted $44.3m (£27.3m) of new investment last year through a listing in the US, is believed to want to add sites in the City and Canary Wharf to its existing sites on The Strand.
It is also thought to be looking at developing a pan-Asian concept for the UK.
The new investment came after the business became a publicly traded company in the US following a merger with the Committed Capital Acquisition Corporation.
The group has grown from one restaurant in New York in 2006 to a global company that will generate an estimated $125m in system-wide revenue this year.
STK London launched on The Strand in the UK in December 2012, the first international outpost for the group, which also has restaurants in Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta. An eighth location is currently under development in Washington DC.
The European operations are headed up by a local executive team comprising Sharon Segal and Jon Yantin focused on expansion through the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
The arrival of STK followed the success of Heliot Restaurant, Lounge & Bar at the Hippodrome Casino which opened in July 2012, and Cucina Asellina: a UK outlet for New York’s famed Italian restaurant Asellina.