• ISIN: DE000A0WMNK9
  • Country: Germany

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Vapiano and HMSHost agree on joint opening of Vapiano restaurants at airports and train stations

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19.04.2018 / 09:00
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Vapiano and HMSHost agree on joint opening of Vapiano restaurants at airports and train stations

  • Letter of intent signed with the world's leading airport restaurant operator and subsidiary of the Italian Autogrill Group
  • Vapiano restaurants are planned in the UK, Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands

Cologne, 19 April 2018 - Vapiano SE (ISIN: DE000A0WMNK9, stock symbol: VAO) has signed a letter of intent with HMSHost International BV for the opening of Vapiano restaurants through its subsidiary, Vapiano Franchising International GmbH. Locations include airports, train stations and outlet centres in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands. The restaurants will have an area of ​​250-350 square metres and will offer Vapiano services tailored to the needs of travellers, with eat in and takeaway options.

The concept is being developed as a franchise model with HMSHost International, the world's leading airport restaurant operator and part of the Autogrill group of companies. HMSHost International currently operates food & beverage outlets at 42 airports and 21 train stations worldwide.

Jochen Halfmann, CEO of Vapiano SE: "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 at 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."

Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International: "We are proud to start this new partnership with the brand Vapiano. Within our portfolio, the brand is an enrichment for our organization and reflects the need of our guests. Vapiano is known for its food preparing 'à 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."

About Vapiano

The Italian lifestyle brand Vapiano founded in 2002 an innovative "Fresh Casual Dining" concept that established a new category in system catering, combining elements of "fast casual" and "casual dining". 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 at each Vapiano. Food is prepared "à la minute" directly in front of the guests and "customized" to the guests' special requests. The cosmopolitan ambiance is also part of the success story. 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. Vapiano stands for self-determination and individuality allowing each guest to choose between different guest journeys. Guests can order their food from the Vapianisti, at the terminal, or via the Vapiano app, and pay for it by chipcard or app. Alternatively, the company offers take-away and delivery services at a growing number of its restaurants, allowing guests to enjoy Vapiano anytime, anyplace, anywhere. From its origins in Hamburg/Germany, the Vapiano idea spread quickly to the world: As of December 31, 2017, the Vapiano portfolio encompasses 205 restaurants in 33 countries on five continents. Vapiano shares (ISIN: DE000A0WMNK9) have been listed in the Prime Standard on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's since June 27, 2017. For further details, please go to


About HMSHost

HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining experiences for travel venues and is part of the Autogrill Group - the world's leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. HMSHost operates international brands and proprietary concepts in more than 100 airports around the globe. Through its HMSHost International division, the company has F&B operations at 42 airports and 21 train stations worldwide.

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