Jamie Oliver is launching two new restaurants abroad - six months after he was forced to shut down 22 restaurants in the UK.
The celebrity chef is taking his international restaurant empire to southeast Asia with the opening of two mid-range all-day dining outlets in Thailand and Bali.
The UK branch of his restaurant business collapsed when it fell into administration in May this year resulting in 1,000 jobs losses.
Just three of his 25 UK restaurants, which included the Jamie's Italian chain, Barbecoa and Fifteen, stayed open, while his international portfolio remained the same.
The Jamie Oliver Group now operates 70 restaurants in 27 markets across the world and is expected to open a further 19 outlets by the end of 2020.
The two new restaurants, which will open later this month under the new Jamie Oliver Kitchen brand, will be in Bali Kuta Beach and Bangkok Siam Discovery.
The eateries will open in repurposed Jamie's Italian premises.
The restaurant group says Jamie Oliver Kitchen restaurants will have "a relaxed and contemporary feel" and will feature open kitchens and casual bar dining.
Paul Hunt, Chief Executive of The Jamie Oliver Group, said: “While diners around the world continue to enjoy our established brands including Jamie’s Italian, we wanted to add to our portfolio and create a concept that allows us to really showcase the best of Jamie Oliver, while giving our franchise partners in each market the flexibility to adapt menus to local tastes and trends.”
Mr Oliver commented: “Over the past 20 years, I have travelled around the world to discover exciting flavour combinations, picking up incredible influences along the way.
"The new restaurants will bring those inspirations to life and serve some of my absolute all-time favourites.
"Whether you want to grab a quick bite in a relaxed setting, have a proper sit down meal with friends and family, or grab a drink at the bar, we have created a beautiful space for everyone to enjoy the food I truly love.”
In September, it emerged that Mr Oliver had paid himself a £5.2m dividend in 2018 before his UK outlets went under.
The dad-of-five reportedly lost £25million of his own money trying to prop up the restaurants.