Pizza group Franco Manca is to open a new site in Wimbledon, south London.
Located at 20 the Broadway, the 1,525 sq ft venue will be spread across the ground floor and basement, and is set to open this winter. The site formerly housed the Sama Asian Kitchen restaurant.
The news comes following the June announcement of the group's plans for sites in Covent Garden and Earls Court. The Wimbledon branch will be the 16th site for Franco Manca, whose owner Fulham Shore acquired it in March 2014 for £27.5m. It also owns the Real Greek group of restaurants, which it acquired in October 2014.
Franco Manca specialises in Neapolitan-style pizza with a sourdough base, baked in a 500°C brick oven. It has 15 sites across London including in Tottenham Court Road, Belsize Park, Soho, Brixton, Chiswick, Ealing and Westfield Stratford.
UK leisure property agency Shelley Sandzer acted on the Wimbledon deal, on behalf of Sama.
Leo Feldman, high street agent at Shelley Sandzer, said: "Wimbledon is a fantastic area and Franco Manca will add a great buzz to the dining scene."
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