Wagamama has opened its first site in a shopping centre, with an outlet in Brent Cross in London. The opening brings the chain’s estate up to 24 properties. Wagamama plans to open a further nine restaurants in the next financial year in locations such as Brighton, Richmond and Reading. The group is also expanding its overseas business and is due to open its sixth international franchised operation in Dubai in May and seventh at the Amsterdam World Trade Centre in June.