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Wagamama To Reopen 67 Restaurants For Delivery Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Wagamama To Reopen 67 Restaurants For Delivery Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Big news, Wagamama fans. The Asian food chain is officially reopening for delivery by the end of next month.

Preparing for a very different world post lockdown, the chain is following in the footsteps of McDonald's, KFC, Burger King and Nando's and bringing food straight to people's doors.

The announcement comes after a successful trial of delivery from five of its branches: Bow, Hackney, Kensington, Peckham and Leeds.

Customers will be able to order food to be delivered from 67 of its 135 sites, while some of these will also offer a takeaway option.

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You can get your Katsu Curry fix once more (Credit: Wagamama/ Instagram)
You can get your Katsu Curry fix once more (Credit: Wagamama/ Instagram)

From home, Wagas will be available on Deliveroo, Just Eat and/or Uber Eats depending where you live.

The chain will be operating from 4pm until 9.30pm on Thursday to Sunday in almost all its open branches, with a reduced menu, due to having less staff in kitchens.

This means there may be some of your favourite items that aren't available.

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However, don't worry! They're keeping all the first favourites (your Katsu Curry is safe).

Wagamama is working with delivery apps to bring us our food (Credit: PA)
Wagamama is working with delivery apps to bring us our food (Credit: PA)

To help ensure staff and guest wellbeing, Wagamama is following strict health and safety protocols, and requiring workers to fill out a health questionnaire before each shift.

They'll also have no direct contact with delivery drivers that are collecting people's foods.

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The high street eatery announced it was temporarily closing all UK branches on March 23rd, and since then people have been so desperate for a Wagas that they've even been attempting to knock their own versions of the classic dishes up at home.

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Emma Woods, Wagamama CEO 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.

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

Want to check if your branch is reopening its doors? Look below:

Opened Already:

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  • Bow
  • Hackney
  • Kensington
  • Peckham
  • Leeds

Opening this Thursday:

  • Islington
  • Great Malborough Street
  • Hampstead
  • Hammersmith
  • Great North Finchley
  • Cambridge
  • Manchester Spinningfields (plus takeaway)
  • Liverpool
  • Didsbury
  • Nottingham (plus takeaway)
  • Reigate (plus takeaway)
  • St Albans
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield City Centre
  • Fulham Broadway
  • Wimbledon
  • Putney (plus takeaway)
  • Ealing
  • Wandsworth
  • Kingston
  • Richmond
  • Victoria
  • Borough Market
  • Croydon

Opening the following Thursday (May 28th):

  • Camden
  • Enfield
  • Norwich
  • Bristol Cabot Cirus
  • Bristol Clifton
  • Cardiff Library
  • Cheltenham
  • Guildford
  • Basingstoke
  • Birmingham New Street
  • Coventry
  • Brighton
  • Reading
  • Watford
  • Uxbridge
  • Oxford
  • Exeter
  • Bath
  • Bournemouth
  • York City Centre

We CANNOT WAIT.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Tasty Food, News, Coronavirus, Food And Drink, Tasty

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]