HMSHost partners with Vapiano in proposed European restaurant development

NETHERLANDS. HMSHost International is collaborating with Vapiano, a restaurant franchise company, to develop outlets across Europe.

Bonn-based Vapiano specialises in fast-casual Italian food. Its restaurant network includes 200 restaurants in 33 countries.

The two companies are considering eat-in and takeaway options in airport, railway and outlet locations in the UK, Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands.

Vapiano CEO Jochen Halfmann said: “We are very pleased to be working with HMSHost, the perfect partner for our further expansion in high-traffic travel hubs. This collaboration will enable us to open more Vapianos in international locations and further increase our profile. After a successful test phase of our pilots, we will make a joint decision about further strategic expansion.”

HMSHost International CEO Walter Seib added: “We are proud to start this new partnership with Vapiano. Within our portfolio, the brand is an enrichment for our organisation and reflects the need of our guests.

“Vapiano is known for preparing its food ‘a la minute’ in front of the guest. We believe passionately in the power of this brand at high-traffic locations creating consumer demand and value for future business partners and look forward to building our partnership.”

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