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.

To continue reading, subscribe today

and enjoy unlimited access to the following:

  • Tips of the Week
  • Funds coverage
  • Weekly features on big investment themes
  • Trading ideas
  • Comprehensive companies coverage
  • Economic analysis
Subscribe to Investors Chronicle

Subscribe today

Full access for just £3.37 a week:

• Tips and recommendations - to beat the market 
• Portfolio clinic & Mr Bearbull - build a well-planned portfolio 
• Expert tools - track and manage investments effortlessly
• Plus free delivery to your home or office

Subscribe Now