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wagamama will open at the Parquesur shopping center in September

    Madrid, 21st June, 2017.

     

    • It is the first wagamama restaurant in a shopping center in Spain.
    • Unibail-Rodamco, the owner of Parquesur, continues to bet on the international fashion firms and restaurants in the 12 shopping centers it manages in Spain.
    • wagamama, "mischievous child" in Japanese, was created in 1992 in London by chef Alan Yau and is present in more than 20 countries with over 170 establishments.
    • The pan-Asian restaurant, managed in Spain and Portugal by Grupo Vips, will have 25 employees and 500m2 Between the restaurant and the terrace.

     

    Madrid, June 21, 2017. Unibail-Rodamco, leading European company of the shopping center sector, and Vips Group, One of the leading multi-brand and multiformat groups in the hotel and catering sector in Spain, have reached an agreement to inaugurate the first wagamama restaurant in a shopping center in Spain. The inauguration will take place in September at Parquesur shopping center, located in Leganés (Madrid), and is part of the strategy of its owner and manager, Unibail-Rodamco, who are betting on innovation in its shopping centers' offer with the introduction of novelty brands to our country.

    wagamama, Which means "mischievous child", is the leading international brand in the Pan-Asian "Casual Dining" segment and stands out for its modern, tasty and healthy catering concept where each dish is cooked in view of its patrons, which in turn provides innovative quality. The brand was created in 1992 in London by chef Alan Yau and currently has more than 170 establishments in more than 20 countries, where the concept of decoration and atmosphere is inspired by Japanese taverns.

    The Parquesur restaurant will be the third restaurant of the pan-Asian brand in our country. It joins the two recently opened restaurants in the capital, in Serrano and Genoa streets.  The pan-Asian brand expects to open a total of four restaurants in our country this year as well as an expansion plan for 20 restaurants within five years in Spain and Portugal.

    About Unibail-Rodamco

    Unibail-Rodamco is the largest listed commercial real estate company in Europe, with a presence in 11 EU countries and a portfolio of assets valued at 40.5 billion Euros as of December 31, 2016. 

    As a manager, investor and promoter, the Group aims to cover the entire real estate value chain. With the support of its 1,990 professionals, Unibail-Rodamco applies these skills to highly specialized market segments, such as large shopping centers located in major European cities, large offices, congress and exhibition centers in the Paris region. The Group stands out for its desire to obtain the highest standards of architecture, urban planning and the environment. Its long-term focus and sustainable vision focuses on promoting or remodeling prominent places to shop, work or relax. Its commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability has been recognized with its incorporation into the FTSE4Good and STOXX Global ESG Leaders indexes. The Group is a member of the Paris CAC 40, Amsterdam AEX 25 and EuroSTOXX 50 indices. It also has an A credit rating from Standard & Poor's and FitchRatings.

    In Spain, Unibail-Rodamco has 13 shopping centers (all owned and 12 under management) valued at 3.556 million euros. The company provides 25,000 direct and indirect jobs in our country.

     

    About wagamama

    Wagamama is a chain of restaurants inspired in the Japanese food tradition that combines fresh and nutritious food with warm and friendly service as well as excellent value for money. With the opening of its first restaurant in Bloomsbury (London) in 1992, it created a new gastronomic experience in the United Kingdom. Currently, wagamama operates in more than 20 countries.

    wagamama received the 2015 CGA Peach Honors Award for its brand evolution, the Consumer Choice Award in 2014, with favorable votes from over 20,000 UK consumers. It was also a finalist in the 'Best Brand' category at the 2015 Marketing Society Awards and the coveted 'London's Favourite Chain Restaurant' Award in the 2013 London Zagat Guide. wagamama has also been recognized as one of the Best Food restaurants for Children by the Soil Association of 2013, "Out to Lunch".

    For further information please contact www. Wagamama.es / www.wagamama.com.

     

    About Grupo Vips

    Grupo Vips is one of the leading multi-brand and multi-format groups in the food service and retail sector in Spain. It includes restaurants, cafés and shops. The company manages a total of six well-known chains it either owns or operates under franchising agreements: Vips (cafeteria - restaurant and shop), Vips Smart, Ginos, Fridays and Starbucks Coffee in Spain, Portugal and Andorra with wagamama just joining them. Moreover, the group has a premium sandwich, salad and take-away product factory, BSF. The company manages a total of 370 locations serving more than 120,000 customers a day. It runs a pioneer and restaurant sector-leading loyalty program, Club VIPS, with more than 1,000,000 members throughout Spain.  The app, which is unique in the market and was launched at the end of April 2015, has already been downloaded more than 700,000 times. Grupo Vips is a private equity company which was founded in 1969. 70% of Grupo Vips shares are held by majority shareholders and founders, led by the Arango family, and 30% are held by the ProA Capital fund. Grupo Vips employs more than 9,200 people and ended fiscal year 2016 with 396.2 million euros in turnover.

    More information at: www.grupovips.com/en

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