Telepizza

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Tele Pizza AG
Telepizza
Sociedad Anónima Unipersonal
Industry Restaurant
Founded Madrid, Vigo (1987 (1987))
Founder Leopoldo Fernández Pujals
Headquarters San Sebastian de Los Reyes, Spain
Area served
Nationwide
Key people
Pedro Ballvé
Products Pizza, Salads, Other food products
Website www.telepizza.es

Telepizza (Spanish pronunciation: [teleˈpitsa]) is a pizza restaurant chain that operates in Spain, some Spanish-speaking countries, in countries of the European Union and the Middle East. It was founded in 1987 with capital from Galicia and Madrid, the Galician segment would leave in 1989 to create Pizza Móvil. The company had factories in Guadalajara, Barcelona, Móstoles, Alcobendas, but were later sold and all the production is made at a factory in Daganzo de Arriba, Madrid. The factories produce the pizza base and then distribute them through the different stores.

Telepizza was created by Leopoldo Fernández Pujals. In 1986 he inaugurated the first Telepizza in the Barrio del Pilar neighbourhood in Madrid.

Currently[when?] the company is family owned Ballvé and mutual fund Permira, although planning a possible return to the Spanish stock market.[1]

In March 2010 Telepizza has 1025 outlets worldwide, 603 stores in Spain and has 422 international stores present in countries such as Portugal, Peru, Chile, Poland, Central America, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. In June 2010 the company announced the arrival of the pizza chain to Colombia, where they bought Jeno's Pizza; achieving more than 80 restaurants throughout the country.[2]

In 2016, Telepizza announced its arrival in Saudi Arabia.[3]

In April 2016, Telepizza completed an IPO reported to be valued at euro 550 million.[4]

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