YO! Sushi has signed an agreement with Tesco to pilot YO! To Go counters at two UK stores.

Under the agreement YO! will have a manned kiosk in each site creating made-to-order sushi as well as providing “fresh, made-today” sushi to the front-of-store food to-go range.

The first of the two trial sites at Sunbury-on-Thames Extra, opens today, with the second site Bournemouth Extra opening next week.

As well as bestsellers from the YO! To Go range and sharing platters, customers will be able to try new products such as Mini Ninja kids bento boxes, sushi snack boxes and dessert sushi rolls.

The move sees YO! to Go branded products available for the first time outside of YO!’s in-restaurant proposition and builds on the success of YO!’s Heathrow T3 and St Pancras sites where YO! To Go has a clearly defined section.

YO! chief executive Richard Hodgson said: “This is clearly an exciting move for YO! We have seen substantial increase in demand for to-go products over the last 18 months and developing our YO! To Go proposition is an important part of leveraging the expertise and capacity gained through the recent Bento and Taiko acquisitions.

“As consumers continue to look for high quality, fresh, and speedy food options, we are well placed as a global multi-channel, multi format Japanese food platform to lead in making sushi more accessible, not only via restaurants, but also kiosks and supermarkets.”

YO! has 74 restaurants across the UK.