Yorkshire’s Mumtaz restaurant is set to unveil its latest expansion strategy, with plans to open its first restaurant outside of the county.

The ambitious growth plans for the family-owned business are being finalised, which will see the enterprise grow from its current two outlets in Bradford and Clarence Dock, Leeds, to take the Mumtaz restaurant brand to other major cities across the UK.

A seven-figure investment package will see the first Mumtaz restaurant outside of Yorkshire open in London later in 2020, with Birmingham to follow.

The move out of Yorkshire will create around  50 jobs, as well as expansion at the company’s food development and preparation operations based in West Yorkshire.

Mumtaz restaurants started out in a domestic kitchen where the family began by making samosas for Bradford’s growing Asian community.

40 years on it is now one of the UK’s largest ethnic ready meal suppliers, also serving a growing international market.

The restaurant in Bradford’s Great Horton Road has been awarded the Restaurant of the Year title (North East region) for the second year running in the British Curry Awards 2019.

This accolade was collected by the restaurant’s director Maryam Mumtaz, a third-generation director in the family business.

She said: “It is such an honour to win the top award for the region, and it is extremely difficult to do two years running when the judges’ expectations are already so high. The recognition has come at the perfect time as we celebrate 40 years in the food industry with some of the most ambitious expansion plans we have ever undertaken for Mumtaz.”