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Industry Restaurants
Founded 2002
  • Kent Hahne
  • Gregor Gerlach
  • Klaus Rader
  • Mark Korzilius
  • Rebecca Söderholm
Headquarters Bonn, Germany
Key people
  • Gregor Gerlach (CEO)
  • Gregor Gerlach (head of the supervisory board)[1]
Products Pizza, pasta, salads
Revenue 385.9 million euros (2014)[1]

Vapiano is a German fast casual restaurant chain offering Italian food. Commonly referred to as Vapiano's the concept is a pizza and pasta bar, where food is made to order whilst customers wait in a queue. Vapiano's also serves made-to-order salads and dessert from different queues and has a bar with alcoholic beverages available from another queue. There are over 150 restaurants around the world, over 60 of which are located in Germany where the concept was implemented in 2002.

Headquarters in Bonn
Vapiano restaurant in Vienna


Vapiano was founded by Kent Hahne, Gregor Gerlach, Klaus Rader, Mark Korzilius and Rebecca Söderholm in 2002, the first restaurant opened in October 2002 in Hamburg.[citation needed]

In other countries[edit]

Vapiano has also opened locations in Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile,[2] China, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Saudi-Arabia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the UAE, Ukraine the United Kingdom and the United States.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Belz, Nina (27 March 2011). "Pizza-Kette Vapiano will in Europa wachsen". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ein über 4.000 Kilometer langer und nur 80 bis 400 Kilometer breiter Landstreifen zwischen den Anden und dem Pazifischen Ozean – das ist Chile. Jetzt gibt es in der Hauptstadt Santiago de Chile das erste Vapiano. - VAPIANO". Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Restaurants". Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "US Locations". Retrieved 13 December 2016. 

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