MERRY Hill has welcomed popular pan Asian brand wagamama’s to the shopping centre.

The much-loved restaurant chain has opened a new restaurant on the upper mall – which welcomed customers for the first time yesterday (Monday June 26).

The opening, in unit 99 by the popular Bon Pan Asian Restaurant, has created 60 new jobs and brings the total number of wagamama restaurants in the UK to 158.

Jonathan Poole, centre manager at Merry Hill, said: “wagamama’s new opening is a fantastic addition. It’s so exciting to expand our restaurant offering at Merry Hill and offer our customers even more choice when it comes to eating, drinking and relaxing.

“The arrival of such a popular restaurant comes at a perfect time as we continue to evolve the centre, offering unrivalled convenience for visitors and experiences that go beyond shopping.”

The new restaurant, which has a menu offering 50 per cent plant-based dishes, has been designed for 140 covers and it is open seven days a week.