Wagamama, the fast-casual noodle chain, has become the latest restaurant operator to secure a site at the MediaCity scheme on Salford Quays. The 72-strong chain, which is led by Steve Hill, has taken a site next to Prezzo in the development’s Orange Tower. The new restaurant will reportedly open early next year. Earlier this year, Duke Street, which acquired the chain from Lion Capital for around £215m, announced plans to expand Wagamama to 300 UK restaurants. Property consultant Cushman & Wakefield has been retained to aid the expansion, with plans to open 20 sites per year.