Wagmama to reopen four branches for delivery-only

WAGAMAMA is reopening four kitchen sites for delivery-only orders this week.

The Japanese-inspired restaurant chain is the latest high street brand to restart a delivery service, following in the footsteps of Nando's, KFC and Burger King.

The four kitchens to reopen include three in London and one in Leeds.

These sites have always been used for delivery-only orders and don't contain a dine-in area for customers to sit down and eat – they're Wagama's only delivery-only sites.

The latest update follows a successful trial in Peckham last week where Wagamama staff produced 1,000 meals for NHS frontline workers.

Wagamama says customers will be able to order from the newly reopened kitchens from this Thursday, April 30, via Deliveroo, Just Eat or Uber Eats, depending on your location.

Which Wagamama delivery kitchens are reopening?

WAGAMAMA has revealed the first four delivery kitchens to reopen.

  • Leeds
  • Bow, London
  • Hackney, London
  • Peckham, London

Keep in mind you'll have to pay a delivery charge when ordering from any of the apps Wagamama is working with, so make sure you factor this into your final bill.

Wagamama confirmed to The Sun that it'll be operating a reduced menu for its delivery-only service so you may find some of your favourite items have been temporarily removed – but it's yet to confirm exactly what will and won't be available.

The restaurant chain says more branches could open in the coming weeks, although it didn't give a timeframe.

Emma Woods, Wagamama chief executive said: "We have made the decision to start a phased re-opening for delivery, with the initial opening of our delivery kitchens.

"We have taken medical advice on how we keep our teams safe in a kitchen environment from a doctor who advises on health and safety in challenging operating environments, including previous experience in the cruise industry.

"This will be very much a test and learn approach for the business and rollout depends on team and customer feedback."

To help keep staff safe, workers will have to fill in a health questionnaire before every shift.

They'll also have no direct contact with delivery drivers and will follow an increased health regime.

Wagamama announced it was temporarily closing all UK branches on March 23.

It said at the time: "To our Wagamama family, we have made the decision to put down our chopsticks and close all sites across the UK, including delivery and take-out until further notice.

"Until then, stay safe and stay positive. Look after your loved ones and we'll see you again soon."

If you don't live near one of the newly reopened kitchens, Wagamama has launched a series of online cooking classes so you can make katsu curry from home.

Nando's today announced it was reopening six restaurants for delivery so fans can get their Peri Peri fix.

KFC has also started reopening restaurants – so far there are 15 branches open for delivery.

Meanwhile, Burger King has just reopened another eight restaurants.


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