September 17, 2012 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced today the grand opening of yet another new Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen and Bananas in the Republic of Azerbaijan. This marks the global franchisor’s third location in Azerbaijan.
The two stores are situated in the new Mall 28 in Baku, Azerbaijan which is projected to be the largest trade center in Baku, nestled in the heart of the city on the crossroads of R. Behbudov and Fizuli streets. Local residents and travelers can expect to dine at Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen and Bananas locations after a grand opening on September 15, 2012.
“We’re thrilled to add another successful quick serve concept in Baku,” said Villa Enterprises Senior Vice President of Business Development Adam Torine. “This expansion demonstrates the popularity of our thriving concepts and the warm reception of our old-world style recipes and fresh Villa Enterprises dining experiences our customers expect.”
Currently, Villa Enterprises operates 35 international locations within Mexico, Italy, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Dubai, as well as 330 Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen concept locations across 38 U.S. states.
Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with more than 330 quick service restaurant (QSR) locations across 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Villa Enterprises today is an international organization that owns several unique QSR brands: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries. These brands can be found in malls, airports, casinos, college campuses, and outlet centers across the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area. For more information, please visit www.villaenterprises.com.
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