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wagamama opens its doors at Parquesur

  • Located in the lake area, it has a capacity for almost 300 diners, between its hall and large terrace, the new wagamama de Parquesur has the original presence and atmosphere that has made it the leading Pan-Asian gastronomy brand in the world.
  • Its opening has meant the creation of 30 jobs and it is the third restaurant of the brand in Spain, the first in a shopping center. Also this year, wagamama will open its fourth location at the Plaza Rio 2 shopping center.
  • Created in 1992 in London's Soho and inspired by the Japanese ramen bar, wagamama's 'fast good' array of tasty and nutritious dishes is cooked at the moment. With proposals like ramens, teppanyaki, curries, donburis or freshly squeezed natural juices it provides a healthy, tasty and daring cuisine.
Madrid, 27th September, 2017.


wagamama, the leading international brand of pan-Asian cuisine managed in Spain and Portugal by Grupo Vips, has opened its doors at Parquesur, the largest shopping, leisure and catering center in the Community of Madrid, which is located in Leganes. This is the third wagamama restaurant in Spain and the first in a shopping center and its opening is due to the success of the brand launch in Spain in the spring of this year, with the opening of its first two restaurants in the streets of Serrano and Genoa, in the center of the capital.

The new Parquesur wagamama restaurant has created 30 jobs and has a capacity for almost 300 diners between its hall (112) and its large terrace (184). Located in the emblematic area of Lago de Parksur, the new wagamama has the characteristics that have made the brand an international success since its creation in London in 1992. Fresh and nutritious cuisine, cooked at the moment and in view of its diners, different areas ranging from benches to tables at the bar, to be enjoyed alone or with friends, healthy recipes, tasty and daring as is its own name (wagamama means "mischievous child" in Japanese): ramens, teppanyaki, curries, donburis and sides to accompany one of their freshly squeezed juices or their Asian beers and, of course, free green tea and refills as much as our guest desires. 


Growth in Spain and Portugal

wagamama was launched in Spain for the first time in April of this year, its first restaurant was met with a great reception, and it is located at number 41 Serrano Street in Madrid. A success that was duplicated in June with the second flagship of the brand, located at 27 Genoa Street, which is also in the center of the capital. The Parquesur is the third of its brand in Spain, which will add before the end of the year a fourth restaurant in the new Plaza Río 2 shopping center.

Grupo Vips plans to open 20 wagamama in Spain and Portugal in the next five years, which will generate around 1,000 jobs.

wagamama Parquesur

Shopping Center Parquesur.

Avenida de Gran Bretaña, s/n 28916 Leganes, Madrid

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 12: 00-0: 00.

Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 01:00


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".

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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.


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