Harris + Hoole, the Tesco-backed coffee shop venture from Taylor St Barista, has revealed plans to open 10 more sites.

M&C Report, a sister title of British Baker aimed at the eating-out market, has claimed the roll-out of the sites will take place in the south east over the next four months.

The 14-strong group, which has already secured a number of former high street retail units, is set to open a further seven sites across London, including a flagship site in Cannon Street, plus outlets in Guildford, Sunbury and Watford.

Meanwhile, the group has also employed Sean Burlinson, former menu development chef at Spirit Pub Company, to oversee the food offer across its regional sites.

Burlinson left Spirit earlier this year, where he had developed menus for its Flaming Grill and John Barras brands.