Restalia steps on the accelerator and the openings 100 Montaditos in the United States. Just cut the tape his sixth restaurant in this countryafter the fifth was inaugurated in December 2022 and the fourth in early 2021.
Your bet in the US goes to including dishes such as potato omelette, paella and some typical Spanish tapas. The company gets a more premium look, with an average ticket higher than usual in its location in its country of origin.
The group does not exclude shipping to other states due to good billing data: Average sales per store in the United States were 24% higher than in the first quarter of last year.
“This opening is a great achievement for the company, because it means having a greater presence in a market as competitive as the United States where, At this time, we focus on the State of Florida“, appreciated José María Fernández Capitán, owner and founder of Restalia.
Captain predicts “very strong growth” in this second step in the United States, where the company of origin Seville landed in 2011. A few years later, in 2015, its expansion was frustrated. Several of the companies with which he operated under the franchise formula they took advantage of the Chaper11 standard, the Spanish equivalent of bankruptcy.
Beyond 100 Montaditos, Restalia has other companies like La Sureña Brewery, The Good Burger, Panther Organic Coffee and Pepe Taco. After the pandemic, he opened restaurants in Mexico City, Bordeaux, Rome, Lisbon and Porto and became present in 13 countries, most of them in Latin America.
A country where he grew up a lot was Portugal. The number of establishments went from 19 in 2019 to more than 50 today, a figure that it aims to double by 2025. In fact, the neighboring country will be the first foreign destination where it will operate with its five brands.
During 2023, it is expected to open one hundred new establishments among its five chains and especially all The 100 Montaditos that he inaugurated abroad will carry the ‘nickname’ of Sevilla Tapas.
The restaurant franchise group ended 2021 with a total of 752 hospitality establishments (639 in Spain and 113 internationally), which added 1,057 points of sale in shops and supermarkets.