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Wagamama serves Asian food and noodles. Founded in 1992, the London firm, led by chief executive Jane Holbrook, 54, and chairman Allan Leighton, 65, has 136 restaurants in the UK, five in America and 58 franchises. In March, the chain launched a payment app, wagamamago, that allows diners to order, eat and walk out without waiting for the bill. In June, it was reported that the chain’s owners, private equity firms Duke Street and Hutton Collins, were considering selling the business for £750m.

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Company details
ActivityNoodle bar operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m266.1
Operating profit £m21.3
Main shareholders

Duke Street Capital and Hutton Collins (69%, Duke Street majority partner), management & other shareholders (31%)


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