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YO! Sushi coming to Ashford Designer Outlet as part of £90 million expansion

By Charlie Harman

A popular Japanese restaurant chain is to open in a shopping centre undergoing a £90 million expansion.

YO! Sushi - which offers the Japanese food on a conveyor belt - will open at the Ashford Designer Outlet on Monday, May 13.

It will form part of the centre's £90m extension, which is adding 50 new shops to the site.

YO! Sushi will open in Ashford
YO! Sushi will open in Ashford

Job posts on the company's website are currently advertising front of house and kitchen porter positions in "Ashford Village" - with the attached postcode directing applicants to the MacArthurGlen-owned complex.

The sushi chain already has two stores in the county in Canterbury and Bluewater.

McDonald's, which was expected to open a 200-seat franchise in the updated food hall, confirmed it would not be returning to the Ashford Designer Outlet when the extension opens.

Job adverts have been posted on the Yo! Sushi website (9324759)
Job adverts have been posted on the Yo! Sushi website (9324759)

Included in the upgrade plans is an interactive £400,000 children's play area - which will open next month - and a 'living wall' that will stretch the length of 60 double-decker buses, which will make it the largest in Europe.

On Thursday, coffee and sandwich chain Pret a Manger will open at the centre in thee new 'food piazza'.

On the same day, Zwilling - one of the largest manufacturers of kitchen knives, cookware and flatware - will open its doors.

It will be followed by the arrival of fashion brand Paul Costelloe on Thursday, May 16.

The Irish-American designer brand will offer womenswear, menswear, bags and jewellery.

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