First store will be opened in 2016 in Bratislava
Wroclaw, Poland, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — AmRest Holdings SE („AmRest”) (WSE: EAT), the largest publicly listed restaurant operator in Central Europe, announces its plan to open Starbucks stores in Slovakia in 2016.
Adam Mularuk, Starbucks President at AmRest, said: “We are very excited to bring the unique Starbucks experience to Slovakian customers. We see a big potential in the market and are proud to become a part of the country’s rich coffee culture through our passion for 100% Arabica coffee and world class customer service delivered by dedicated baristas.”
AmRest plans to open its first store in Bratislava, the city with a long coffee-loving history. Entry into the Slovakian market is a perfect fit to the strategy of AmRest – a sole operator of Starbucks stores in the Central European (CE) region. Starbucks brand has been part of AmRest’s portfolio since 2008, when the first coffee shop was opened in Prague. Currently, the Company operates 100 Starbucks stores in 5 countries – Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Adding another CE market will leverage AmRest’s vast expertise in operating the coffee business.
AmRest is a fast growing global restaurant operator present in 12 countries, with a diversified portfolio of both franchised brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Burger King) and unique proprietary chains such as La Tagliatella, Blue Frog and Kabb. The lion’s share of its business is concentrated in Central Europe and Spain.
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