||This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. (May 2012)|
|Gregor Gerlach (CEO)
Gregor Gerlach (head of the supervisory board)
|Products||Pizza, pasta, salads|
|Revenue||385.9 million euros (2014)|
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.
Vapiano was founded by Kent Hahne, Gregor Gerlach, Klaus Rader and Mark Korzilius in 2002, the first restaurant opened in October 2002 in Hamburg.
In the United Kingdom
In the United States
- Arlington, Virginia (opened in 2007)
- Ballston, Maryland (closed June 30, 2015)
- Bethesda, Maryland (opened summer 2010; closed October 2014)
- Boston, Massachusetts (closed as of 2014)
- Charlotte, North Carolina (opened late spring 2011)
- Chicago (opened summer 2011)
- Dallas, Texas (opened in May 2009)
- Dulles Town Center, Virginia (Opened in 2007 - Closed 08/20/2015)
- Miami, Florida
- New York City (near Union Square opened on July 14, 2010)
- Washington, D.C. (a first one in Dupont Circle opened in 2007 and a second one in Chinatown opened in March 2009)
- Reston, Virginia (opened June 29, 2011)
In other countries
Besides in Germany, Vapiano has opened locations in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Turkey, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Romania, Qatar, Saudi-Arabia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan, the UAE, Ukraine, Bahrain, Azerbaijan and recently opened in China, Kuwait. and Chile.
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- "Vapiano, a Fine European Import". The Washington Post. 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
- "Vapiano Closes in Ballston".
- "Vapiano Closes Bethesda Row Location".
- "Vapiano opening at Mockingbird Station". Pegasus News Wire. 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
- "Press Release". July 14, 2010.
- "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". vapiano.com. Retrieved 24 September 2015.