HMSHost-Umoe F&B Company AS

wagamama opens doors to first restaurant in Norway at Oslo Airport

Pressemelding   •   jun 20, 2018 14:04 CEST

Following a collaboration with HMSHost-Umoe the opening marks the start of a new way of dining at Oslo Airport. “We are very proud to introduce wagamama at Oslo Airport”, says Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International. “We believe that the travelers at Oslo Airport will embrace wagamama, a restaurant with its positive eating philosophy, which has already become hugely popular with millions of people around the world.”

The debut restaurant, with 210 seats, is situated at the arrivals concourse at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen. Travelers can enjoy a variety of dishes, including wagamama's signature ramen; bowls of fragrant soup filled with noodles plus meat or vegetables. Spice enthusiasts can enjoy the much-loved prawn firecracker, and the tofu chilli salad offers vegetarians a fresh and crunchy treat. wagamama’s broad menu also includes a specific menu of vegan dishes, a first for the F&B offer in the airport.

Those after a light bite can enjoy small plates such as gyozas or edamame beans shaken with chilli and salt, alongside an extensive choice of freshly pressed juices, desserts and beverages. A mini menu has been designed especially for kids to ensure there is something for all the family to enjoy.

The restaurant will open from 10:00 to 22:00 daily and will also offer a selection of breakfast items until 12:00

Iconic restaurant brand wagamama has more than 190 eateries now across 25 countries worldwide, with plans to open a further 15 new restaurants over the next year. HMSHost-Umoe is part of HMSHost International, a world leader in creating dining experiences for travel venues operating at 42 airports and 21 train stations worldwide.

Brian Johnston, International Managing Director commented: “We are very excited to be launching a restaurant in Norway for the first time and look forward to bringing our fresh Japanese-inspired cuisine to more diners in Oslo”.

wagamama is a Japanese inspired restaurant combining fresh and nutritious food with friendly service and value for money. With the opening of its first restaurant in London’s Bloomsbury in 1992, wagamama unleashed a new dining experience in the UK. Now, wagamama operates in 25 countries.

wagamama has received a string of awards, including the New Premium Foreign Retailer Award from Confimprese in Italy in 2018, 2017 Multiple Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year, the 2015 CGA Peach Honours Award for the Best Evolutionary Brand, as well the 2014 Consumer Choice Award (voted for by over 20,000 UK consumers) for the number one brand in the UK. This was in the CGA Peach’s brand-tracker survey, based on customers’ ‘satisfaction’, ‘intention to revisit’ and ‘would you recommend to a friend’. wagamama was runner up in the ‘Best Brand’ category at the Marketing Society Awards 2015, plus the coveted ‘London's Favourite Chain Restaurant’ award in the 2013 London Zagat Guide. wagamama was also highly awarded as one of the Best Places For Kid’s Meals in the Soil Association’s 2013 “Out to Lunch”

For more information on wagamama international (franchising), please contact Michele Young, International Marketing : Mobile : +44 7754 600584

HMSHost-Umoe F&B Company AS
is a joint venture between Umoe Restaurants and HMSHost International, providing food and beverage services at airports in the Norwegian market.

Operating on five of Norway’s largest airports - Oslo Airport Gardermoen, Bergen Airport Flesland, Stavanger Airport Sola, Trondheim Airport Værnes, and Bodø Airport- , HMSHost-Umoe F&B Company AS is a partner and supplier of food and beverage concepts for Avinor and landlords at airports in the Norwegian market.

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