YO! Sushi, the Japanese restaurant chain, is planning to roll out up to 30 of its new takeaway kiosks over the next few years, if two pilot sites in London prove successful. The new kiosks, which are designed as an extension of the company’s restaurant format but without the conveyors belts, are scheduled to open in early October in Liverpool Street and London Wall. Robin Rowland, chief executive of YO! Sushi, said the company would access the level of consumer commitment to the new concepts over the next couple of months before deciding on a future roll out strategy. He said: “If successful, I could imagine a further five being rolled out next year and then we can take it on further from there. “The kiosk concept is perfect to target not only office areas but a broad range of locations such as railway stations and airports.” The kiosks will range from 450sq ft to 600sq ft. All meals will be packaged to takeaway and displayed ready to “Grab and YO!”, according to the company, with platters available from the kiosks, which can cater for four to 100 people. The company is also set to open its third franchise site in France this weekend, and its fourth and fifth sites in the Middle East in the next couple of months. The group will open two more restaurants in the UK before the end of the year at Brent Cross shopping centre in October, and in Brunswick Square in London in November. Rowland said the company, which currently operates 25 sites in the UK, had plans to open another six to eight restaurants next year.