Industry News | April 16, 2012

Villa Enterprises Restaurants to Open in Turkey

Villa Enterprises Management, the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced today the grand opening of its first Villa Italian Kitchen and South Philly Steaks & Fries locations in Istanbul, Turkey, located in the Buyaka Shopping Centre.

Under an exclusive development deal with a Turkish franchisee, in addition to the operation of the two new locations, future Villa Italian Kitchens and South Philly Steaks & Fries will be launched and operated throughout Turkey.

Both quick service restaurants add to Villa’s growing and diverse concept portfolio in the U.S. and abroad. These openings also signal the international debut of Villa’s newest concept, Villa Italian Kitchen, an Italian-American inspired quick serve featuring fresh ingredients and treasured, old-world family recipes.

“This exclusive development agreement, which establishes a foundation for strong future growth of the Villa brand throughout Turkey, is another signature moment in Villa Enterprises history,” says Villa Enterprises Management Senior Vice President of Business Development Adam Torine.

“In addition to helping introduce the people of Turkey old-school, Italian-American pastas, Stromboli and pizzas, our two new Istanbul locations will also incorporate local tastes and preferences, serving as further evidence of Villa’s track record of successful foreign expansion.”  

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises) is a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor with 330 quick service restaurant locations across 36 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and five additional countries.  It was founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto.  For more information, please visit 

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