Tesco is introducing 80 dining areas such as Giraffe and Decks, its casual dining format, along with 50 Harris + Hoole coffee shops and 110 bakeries to its stores this year as part of a remodelling plan.

There will be a focus on food-to-go departments within the changes that will see 450 Express stores and 160 larger stores refurbished in 2014/15, The Grocer reports from Tesco’s IGD trade briefing this week.

The company is adopting a “food first” strategy which will see larger stores having a dedicated front of store area for on the go food, which it is currently trialling in 34 stores.

The first Decks restaurant will open in Lincoln this week at the Tesco Wragby Road store that will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The remodelling plans cost between £3m - £4m and smaller shop refreshes will cost £1.5m.

Last year, it called on consumers to let the group know where it should open the brand next.

It said: “We are looking forward to opening more Decks restaurants across the country, if you would like to see a Decks near you, why not drop us a line and let us know where you would like us to open.”

It currently operates c240 Extra stores in the UK highlighting the potential rollout for the concept.