Bella Italia is to open three restaurants before Christmas as it continues its expansion plans.
The Mansfield, Walsall and Gloucester sites follow the recent Burton-upon-Trent and Gillingham openings. Together they represent a £4m investment.
The Mansfield Leisure Park site opens today (Wednesday), while Walsall's new Waterfront all-day retail park opens on 9 December and the Gloucester Quays restaurant opens on 18 December. Bella has signed 15-year leases on all five sites.
The new sites take Bella Italia's estate to 90 restaurants.
Phil Derbyshire, group property director at Bella owner Casual Dining Group, said: "These five new openings in the run-up to Christmas represent a strong end to a very good year for Bella.
"We've dramatically accelerated the number of openings in 2015 and have a strong pipeline of sites secured for 2016/17 across our three growth brands Bella Italia, Las Iguanas and Café Rouge.
"With such a wide repertoire of brands and broad location profiles, we are seeing an increasing number of multi-brand opportunities in several of the large UK leisure schemes."
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