Čili

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Čili
Type Joint Stock Company
Industry Restaurants
Founded Vilnius, Lithuania
Founders Tadas Karosas
Products pizza · pasta · desserts
Čili Pica restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania

Čili is a restaurant chain in Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Poland and Russia. It started as a pizza restaurant, but soon diversified into different areas.

History[edit]

In 1997, the first Čili Pica restaurant was opened on Konstitucijos Avenue in Vilnius, Lithuania. From 1999 onwards the company, renamed UAB Čilija, began to diversify, adding bistros in 2000, traditional Lithuanian-style restaurants in 2002, Chinese restaurants in 2003, coffee shops in 2004 and drive-ins in 2006.[1]

The first restaurant outside Vilnius was opened in Palanga.[2] The company soon expanded into other countries, opening its first non-Lithuanian restaurant in December 2001 in the Latvian city of Liepāja.[3] As of May 2009, there were 79 outlets in five countries, some of them established via franchising.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". cili.lt. 
  2. ^ ""Čili" ieško naujų nišų". Verslo žinios (in Lithuanian) (141): 8. 2001-08-03. 
  3. ^ ""Čili" tinklas nebeišsitenka Lietuvoje". Verslo žinios (in Lithuanian) (221): 5. 2001-12-07. 
  4. ^ ""Čili pica" tęsia plėtrą" (in Lithuanian). Verslo žinios. 2009-05-19. 

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