German bakery retailer Ditsch is looking to secure 50 new UK sites.

The pretzel bakery specialist has appointed commercial property consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield to find locations across the country with high footfall, including shopping centre destinations, major cities and town centres.

Back in January, Raz Nehushtan, managing director, told British Baker that, as part of its expansion plans, the company was looking to open new sites under its Ditsch brand, including its Pretzel King food-to-go concept.

The business’ current 13-store estate includes locations such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, and most recently Nottingham and Bristol, which opened towards the end of last year.

Matt Illingworth, partner at Cushman & Wakefield, said: "Ditsch is a long-established German company with strong financial backing and a scalable business model. We will help Ditsch find bright, modern and flexible units which will complement the firm’s high standards."