Wagamama, the fast-casual noodle chain, will take its UK estate to 75 restaurants in November, an already has a number of sites lined up for openings next year. The 73-strong chain, which was acquired by private equity group Duke Street Capital earlier this year, will open its first restaurant in Edinburgh this week following by a further opening this month in Lakeside. The company, which is led by Steve Hill, is also understood to have secured sites in Hampstead, the O2 centre in Finchley, Dorchester, MediaCity in Salford, Leamington Spa and York. 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.