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Wagamama latest chain to add vegan menu

Wagamama has become the latest mainstream restaurant to add a vegan menu alongside their standard options.

The restaurant chain that serves Japanese cuisine has been a popular option for vegan customers due to Japanese food often being easily adaptable to be made suitable for vegans. However, until now it has always been necessary to make alterations to normal dishes by reading a difficult allergen menu.

The menu is set to include a new seitan katsu curry in addition to a breaded tofu dish (kare burosu ramen) and yasai samla curry.

It will initially be trialed at some Wagamama locations, with the intention to roll it out across the country at a later date.

Emma Woods, Customer Director, says: “When talking to vegan customers, what they want the most, is inclusion. Our first ever dedicated vegan and vegetarian menu can be the starting point to support a vegan lifestyle choice. From its October launch, we will be listening to our fans to make sure we are constantly adapting and innovating to meet customer desires and a modern lifestyle.”

Many chain restaurants are now including labelled vegan options on their menus, with Pizza Hut recently announcing that they would be trialing vegan cheese, joining Ask, Pizza Express, Zizzi, Wetherspoon and other big name restaurants in going vegan.

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