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Wagamama — which means “naughty child” in Japanese — serves a Japanese inspired menu of noodles and Asian food. The company has more than 116 restaurants in Britain and America, and 35 operating under franchise agreements in other countries. Under the stewardship of chief executive David Campbell, 57, and chairman Allan Leighton, 63, this year’s operating profits rose 62% to £17.7m.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank90
CompanyWagamama
ActivityNoodle bar operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m229.9
Operating profit £m17.7
Main shareholdersDuke Street Capital and Hutton Collins (82%, Duke Street majority partner), management & other shareholders (18%)
Staff4,483
Founded1992
Websitewww.wagamama.com

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