Alsea (company)

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Alsea, S.A.B. de C.V.
Sociedad Anónima Bursátil de Capital Variable
Traded as BMVALSEA
Industry Restaurants
Predecessor Operadora DP, S.A. de C.V
Founded 16 May 1997; 21 years ago (1997-05-16) in Mexico City, Mexico
Headquarters Mexico City, Mexico
Area served
  • Latin America
  • Spain
Key people
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Starbucks
  • Burger King
  • Chili’s Bar & Grill
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • PF Chang’s
  • Pei-Wei
  • Italianni’s
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Increase US$ 1,714 million (2014)
  • US$ 1,230 million (2013)
  • Decrease US$ 50 million (2014)
  • US$ 53 million (2013)
Total assets
  • Increase US$ 1,970 million (2014)
  • US$ 948 million (2013)
Number of employees
  • 60,000 (2014)

Alsea, S.A.B. de C.V., known as Alsea, is a Mexican multi-brand restaurant operator based in Mexico City, Mexico. Its operating portfolio includes fast-food, casual dining, and cafeteria type restaurant chains located in Mexico, South America and Spain. It is one of the largest foodservice companies in Mexico according to CNN Expansión.[1]

Some of the restaurant chains that Alsea operates are: Starbucks, Burger King, Vips, Domino's Pizza, Italianni's, Chili's, California Pizza Kitchen, P. F. Chang's, and The Cheesecake Factory.[2]

Alsea reported revenues of US$ 1.7 billion for 2014. It operates more than 3,093 units of restaurant chains in Mexico, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Brazil, and employs more than 60,000 people.[3] Alsea is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the IPC, the main benchmark index of Mexican stocks.

In 2014, Alsea acquired the Mexican restaurant chain Vips and the Spanish Grupo Zena.

Brands portfolio[edit]

Alsea has the rights to manage and open restaurants from these brands as follows:

Restaurant Type Countries No. of Locations
Domino's Pizza Fast Food Mexico, Colombia & Spain 802
Starbucks Cafeteria Mexico, Argentina, Chile & Colombia 617
Burger King Fast Food Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia & Spain 626
Chili's Casual Dining Mexico 48
California Pizza Kitchen Casual Dining Mexico 20
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Casual Dining Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina & Brazil 25
Italianni's Family Dining Mexico 68
The Cheesecake Factory Casual Dining Mexico 2
Vips Family Dining Mexico 258
El Portón Family Dining Mexico 85
Foster's Hollywood Casual Dining Spain 197
Cañas y Tapas Casual Dining Spain 19
La Vaca Argentina Casual Dining Spain 12
Il Tempietto Casual Dining Spain 9

Recent news[edit]

In September 2013, Alsea acquired 362 Walmex restaurants Vips and El Porton for around $626 million.[4]


  1. ^ "Top 10 del Ranking 2014". CNN Expansión. Archived from the original on 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  2. ^ Alsea. Investor Relations
  3. ^ Alsea's 2014 Annual Report
  4. ^ Elinor Comlay (10 September 2013). "Mexico's Alsea to buy Walmex restaurant chain for 8.2 billion pesos". Reuters. 

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