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Wagamama to open first site in Italy

07 July 2016 by

Wagamama has announced it will be opening in Milan this year after finalising a multi-restaurant deal with Percassi Food & Beverage.

The new restaurant means that Wagamama now has more than 150 operations in 19 countries including Sweden, New Zealand and Greece.

The partnership with Percassi will encourage more Wagamama sites to open across Italy in the years to follow.

Brian Johnston, Wagamama's international managing director said: "Over the last few years, young Italians have been embracing many different types of cuisine so it's the perfect time to bring Wagamama into this fantastic foodie country. We've found an exciting franchise partner in Percassi whose track record speaks for itself."

Percassi has partnerships with businesses including: Benetton, Nike, Gucci, Levi's, Zara, Victoria's Secret and Lego Group.

Matteo Percassi, CEO of Percassi Food & Beverage, added: "For us, this is an important partnership. The Wagamama family stands for great quality food and outstanding customer service and we have no doubt that the Italian people will take Wagamama to their hearts."

This news comes only a few days after Wagamama announced their first opening in Paris this year.

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