Pasty restaurant chain West Cornwall Pasty Co is to open 15 new shops and kiosks in 2010, taking its total number of outlets to 86.
The company is targeting openings in Manchester, Nottingham, Twickenham, and Bournemouth. The move is expected to create around 90 jobs.
It is also planning an extensive refurbishment programme in 2010.
Chief executive Richard Nieto said: "We are proud of our Cornish roots and very much want to enable those outside of Cornwall to experience traditional, top quality Cornish pasties first hand. And with so many high streets in towns and cities currently without a Cornish pasty shop, there is still so much potential for further growth in the UK market. We aim to have 100 shops by 2012 and are well on the way to achieving this."
By Neil Gerrard
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