January 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (www.villaenterprises.com), a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announces the grand opening of its newest Villa Italian Kitchen location at the Unicentro Mall in Bogotá , Colombia. This marks the second restaurant with local franchise partner JMCA Inversione S.A.S., which also owns and operates a location at the Titán Plaza in Bogotá.
"Central and South America are primary areas of development for our company and we’re looking to add new countries and franchisees throughout the region." says Seamus MacTreinfhir, Villa Enterprises Management’s Vice President of International Business Development. "With the help of JMCA Inversione S.A.S., we’ve opened two restaurants in Colombia to date, and we’re looking forward to announcing two additional openings in Cartagena very soon."
Villa Enterprises’ family of brands is quickly approaching 350 quick-serve concepts in shopping centers, airports, college campuses and casinos worldwide. To date, the global restaurant franchisor operates in 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 9 international countries.
Located in Bogotá, the Unicentro Mall is one of South America’s largest air-conditioned malls, with more than 300 stores, a food court and eight-screen movie theater.
Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor 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 owns and operates several unique QSR brands, including Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Villa Pizza; Green Leaf’s; Bananas; Casa Java; Mo’ Burger; Far East; and South Philly Steaks & Fries. Additionally, Villa Enterprises Management owns and operates several upscale, full-service restaurants in the New York City Metro area. For more information about international franchising at Villa, please visit: http://www.villafranchising.com/villa-franchising-intl.aspx.
SOURCE Villa Enterprises Management