INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, UK

wagamama debuts in Italy

The brand's first site will be in the Oriocenter shopping mall in Bergamo, Lombardy.

The opening follows the partnership agreement signed in july 2016 between wagamama and W Italia SRL, a company formed by the collaboration between Percassi Food & Beverage and Migebar SRL.

This opening in bergamo marks the beginning of a series of planned future openings across Italy.

The restaurant will be situated on the first floor of the new extension and occupy 360 square metres, with 160 covers.

Brian Johnston, managing director of wagamama international commented: "We are really excited to open within the new extension of oriocenter. this opening marks the first step in our wagamama development plan in italy and brings the total number of wagamama restaurants worldwide to 174 across 22 countries. we look forward to initial feedback from our new italian customers”.

Maurizio raviolo, managing director of wagamama italia commented: "We have been planning this project for over a year and a half and it is a great and exciting opportunity and development for the brand as wagamama continues to expand internationally. we look forward to introducing our italian customers to a range of truly amazing and authentic pan-asian dishes from our wagamama menu".

Photo credit: wagamama Facebook page

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