Food and Drink

Wagamama Staged Reopening

A phased reopening will see the pan-Asian restaurant chain operating 67 of its sites by the end of June – around half of the total estate.

The news comes after Wagamama carried out a trial delivery service from five of its kitchens last month, with CEO Emma Wood saying at the time that the phased re-opening would form a ‘test and learn approach’ for the business. 

Following in the footsteps of many other much-loved chains, including KFC, Burger King and McDonalds (I’m still eagerly awaiting my first lockdown Maccies, come on Manchester) the restaurant is set to reopen 24 branches today, with another 20 to follow next Thursday (28th May). It expects to have re-opened a total of 67 sites by the end of June. 

Branches open from today include Manchester Spinningfields, Didsbury and Liverpool – a full list of sites and re-opening dates can be found here.

For home delivery, you’ll be able to place orders via Deliveroo, Just Eat or Uber Eats, depending on your location. A handful of branches will also offer a takeout option, which can be ordered through the Wagamama website. 

Speaking on the reopening, Wood said: “Over the past couple of months our focus has been on creating a safe working environment for our team members and our two-week trial has enabled our teams to return to work safely.

“The next logical step for us is to open additional sites throughout the UK, this will still very much form a test and learn approach for the business.

“The response of our return has been extremely positive and we look forward to our guests being able to get their Wagamama fix.”

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