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Why fusion might work for high-street restaurants

Megan Boxall

Why fusion might work for high-street restaurants

At Asia de Cuba in Covent Garden, diners frequently fork out £89 for Cuban-style pork served with Chinese eggplant. But Londoners’ penchant for ‘Asian Fusion’ cuisine has not stretched as far as the upcoming union of Frankie & Benny’s and Wagamama. Twitter erupted in outrage at the thought of ramen with meatballs or katsu pizza, after Restaurant Group (RTN) – which owns 66 pubs and 381 ‘casual dining restaurants’ (among them, Frankie & Benny’s) – confirmed the £559m purchase of Japanese-style restaurant group Wagamama.

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