Wagamama closing their Cork restaurant

Wagamama closing their Cork restaurant
Wagamama restaurant, South Main St. Picture: Denis Minihane.

Popular Asian restaurant Wagamama has announced they will close their doors for good on South Main Street this Sunday after more than 12 years in Cork.

“After several years in Cork, we’ve decided to focus on our other three locations in Ireland. We love Cork and we’re grateful for our loyal customers over the years," the company said in a statement.

“The decision to close the location in Cork is as a result of a combination of changing market dynamics and increased operating costs which has impacted the financial viability of the location.” 

The three Dublin Wagamama branches will remain open.

Wagamama, who opened in Cork in March 2005, employs around 5,100 people worldwide in over 180 restaurants. The company did not say how many staff in Cork will be affected by the closure.

Staff were informed of the closure on October 25 and were offered positions elsewhere in the business where possible, according to the statement.

There has been no word as yet on how many employees have taken up these offers of employment.

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