Vapiano, a fast casual dining restaurant chain offering trendy, modern Italian inspired cuisine cooked à la minute and in front of the guest, will open its first location in the Czech Republic in July of this year. The restaurant will be located on the premises of Prague’s Quadrio shopping centre. Cushman & Wakefield facilitated the lease of the premises for Vapiano.
“We are happy to bring another international brand to the Czech Republic, which will contribute to a greater variety of good quality food,” said Jan Kotrbáček, Partner and the Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s CEE Retail Agency team. “New catering concepts attract more customers to shopping centres in their search for a broader offer of entertainment, gastronomy and services.”
Vapiano has an extensive track record in expanding its restaurant network. Since its launch in Hamburg, Germany, in 2002, the company has grown to more than 180 restaurants spread across over 30 countries on five continents.
Mario C. Bauer, Member of the Board of Vapiano, said: “Vapiano has become a very popular dining concept tall over the world. Our customers enjoy the relaxed, Mediterranean atmosphere of our restaurants and appreciate our dedication to using the freshest, high quality ingredients to prepare our pasta, pizzas, salads and antipasti. While the restaurant scene in Prague has developed significantly over the past years, we believe that Vapiano can fill a gap in the local market. We look forward to welcoming our guests in Prague when we open our doors later this summer.”
“Vapiano is the first out of the six planned restaurants to open in Quadrio this summer,” said Petr Brabec, Head of Asset Management Shopping Centres at CPI Property Group. “Vapiano will occupy over 600 sqm out of approximately 3,500 sqm of food and beverage space available. We are very pleased that this unique lifestyle brand has chosen our shopping centre to enter the Czech Republic market. Quadrio offers a great city centre location, right above a major transportation hub.”