Peckham’s Wagamama was the test bed for re-opening and they are operating a delivery-only service, starting this Thursday (April 30th).
Closely following government and expert medical advice, the pan-asian restaurant has devised a schedule that will allow staff to slowly return to delivery-only work at their own discretion.
The first sites to open will be Wagamama’s delivery kitchens are Peckham, Hackney, Bow and Leeds, with Peckham and Hackney opening on Thursday.
This follows the successful testing of new operational practices last week in Peckham, where the team produced 1,000 meals for NHS frontline workers in conjunction with Deliveroo.
An initiative that Wagamama and Deliveroo say they will continue to support.
Emma Woods, Wagamama CEO said: “We have made the decision to start a phased re-opening for delivery, with the initial opening of our delivery kitchens.
“We have taken medical advice on how we keep our teams safe in a kitchen environment from a doctor who advises on health and safety in challenging operating environments, including previous experience in the cruise industry.
“This will be very much a test and learn approach for the business and rollout depends on team and customer feedback.”