Asian-inspired food franchise Wok&Go is set to open 10 new sites as it looks to expand in 2013/14.
The company has appointed property consultant Cushman & Wakefield to undertake the search for new sites.
Wok&Go was founded in 2007 by former financial analyst Des Pheby and offers a fusion of Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian food in the form of cooked-to-order noodles, curries, soups and rice meals.
The business currently has nine sites in total, including two in Chester, two in Liverpool, two in Nottingham, and a single store in Birmingham, Hull and Leeds.
Cushman & Wakefield said its search would focus on acquiring edge of prime retail units with A3/A5 planning consent, ranging from 800 sq ft to 1,200 sq ft, in high footfall locations such as primary shopping centres, high streets and even high-quality retail parks.
Matt Illingworth, partner in Cushman & Wakefield's retail team, said: "Wok&Go is a premium quality brand which has established itself very well since opening its first store in Chester only six years ago. There is clearly widespread appeal of the product as a healthy and convenient hot food offer and Cushman & Wakefield is looking forward to working closely with Des Pheby and his team to secure locations which will enable this business to build on its success and extend its UK reach."
Wok&Go founder Des Pheby said: "We look forward to working with Cushman & Wakefield to find the best commercial properties for our stores as we expand."