Ed's Easy Diner is to open six new restaurants this spring, as it doubles the size of its estate in Scotland.
The retro '50s-style restaurant group will open in Inverness and Aberdeen in April and May respectively, taking the number of sites the group has in Scotland to four.
It also has launched planned for Blackburn, Islington, Cambridge, and Luton - all of them located in high footfall shopping centres.
The business, one of the UK's fastest-growing private companies, according to the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, plans to expand the estate to 55 diners by the end of 2015.
Andrew Guy, CEO of Ed's Easy Diner, said: "Since opening our first Diner in Edinburgh last October, closely followed by Glasgow, we now look forward to expanding further into Scotland with Inverness and Aberdeen in April and May. Launches planned for Blackburn, Islington, Cambridge and Luton represent excellent regional opportunities for Ed's, all well located in high footfall shopping centres."
The business expects to employ 360 new staff by the end of May with the help of employment charity Springboard, targeting local people to offer long-term employment and careers.