The Italian lifestyle brand VAPIANO, founded in 2002, has an innovative "Fresh Casual Dining" concept that established a new category in system catering: the restaurant concept centers around quality, uncompromisingly fresh ingredients, and transparency. Pasta, pizza dough, sauces, dressings and dolci are all made fresh every day on site, directly in front of the guests and "customized" to the guests' special requests. The cozy atmosphere in each VAPIANO is enhanced by long oak tables that foster communication, a tall olive tree, and a comfortable bar and lounge area. The restaurants will be specifically designed and engineered towards the needs and demands in travel locations, with eat in and takeaway options.
The brand format is being developed as a franchise model with Autogrill Group; the subsidiary HMSHost International currently operates food & beverage outlets at 42 airports and 21 railway stations worldwide.
Jochen Halfmann, CEO of VAPIANO SE
Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International