London Gatwick is delighted to announce that wagamama will open a flagship airport restaurant in the North Terminal next summer.
The new restaurant is in direct response to passenger feedback to see a wagamama at Gatwick. Recent research saw the brand hit the top spot for restaurant chains passengers would like to visit at the airport – 33% asked for it – ensuring the airport experience truly reflects passengers’ needs.
The restaurant will have an extensive offering including 365-day-a year opening; a healthy breakfast menu; a separate take-away counter; USB charge points and more.
Charlotte Christiansen, Business Development Manager for Catering at London Gatwick, said:
“We are delighted that the innovative wagamama brand will be opening a flagship restaurant at Gatwick next summer. wagamama is a world-renowned restaurant and is hugely popular with our passengers and its extensive menu is perfectly matched to airport dining as it is quick, fresh and sumptuous. A third of our passengers told us they would like to see a wagamama at Gatwick so we have acted on this.”
Simon Cope, Global Brand Director of wagamama, said:
“We are thrilled to be opening this flagship restaurant at Gatwick airport. Airports are a natural location for us, as they address our core target customer who wants delicious, freshly cooked food, served quickly for convenience. Our unique design and fresh pan-Asian cooking will stand out in offering Gatwick’s passengers a first class airport experience.”
The announcement comes hot-on-the-heels of Gatwick’s commitment to spend another £1 billion over the next seven years to continue the on-going transformation of the airport, including the retail and catering offering for passengers.
The investment builds on the re-vamp of the South and North Terminal where more than 15 restaurants have opened in the past three years including Jamie’s Italian, Comptoir Libanais, Nando’s, Yo! Sushi and The London Bar, a classic cocktail bar.
Passenger ratings of food and beverage at Gatwick have improved significantly in recent years, with 86% of passengers now scoring the selection of outlets available as either excellent or good.
For more information about wagamama, please visit: www.wagamama.com.