Wasabi, the Capdesia backed sushi and bento brand, has hired KPMG to negotiate rent cuts, the Sunday Times reports.

The group, which has 51 stores predominantly in central London, wants landlords to link rents to turnover.

The brand is expected to be hit hard by a fall off in city centre footfall, as office workers continue to work from home, even after restrictions are lifted.

Wasabi is led by CEO Henry Birts, who previously helped turn round Pizza Hut Restaurants, who joined late last year.

Private equity firm Capdesia acquiring a minority stake in brand last year.

Capdesia made the undisclosed investment alongside Sushiro Global Holdings – Japan’s largest publicly-listed sushi chain operator - and UK and US asset manager Regis Group.