Industry News | February 3, 2009

Vapiano Breaks into the Dallas Market

Vapiano area developer and franchisee Tim McCallum, of McCallum holdings, will open the first of 10 restaurants at Mockingbird Station in Dallas. The innovative fresh casual restaurant and lounge will be located in the upscale center found at 5319 Mockingbird lane off of the 75 Central Expressway.

McCallum has developed a solid business and management plan and has rights to develop the areas in and surrounding Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, for the next nine years. With plans to see the first store open by April 2009, he hopes to open his second location by April 2010 and subsequent locations soon after. McCallum also has the option of expanding Vapiano in other major metro areas throughout Texas, including prime territory in Austin and San Antonio.

“People in Dallas appreciate unique upscale food, but they appreciate a great value, as well," McCallum says. "Vapiano offers an upscale restaurant and dining experience at a fair and reasonable price, especially compared to typical restaurants in the Dallas area. I know it’s going to be a perfect fit.”

Vapiano International currently operates nearly 45 restaurants in fourteen countries and expects to open 44 to 55 new locations by the end of 2009.

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