Morristown-based Villa Restaurant Group, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced that it has expanded its international presence with the opening of its newest Villa Italian Kitchen restaurant in Egypt. Now open at the Citystars Heliopolis in Cairo, one of the busiest and fastest-growing shopping and entertainment centers in Egypt, and operated by local franchisee, Passion for Restaurants Co., Villa Italian Kitchen will treat visitors and shoppers to a variety of mouthwatering menu items, from Neapolitan and pan pizzas, to pasta imported from Italy, delicious salads, Stromboli and more, all made using fresh, high-quality ingredients and old-world recipes.
“We are proud to announce the newest international Villa Italian Kitchen location in Cairo,” says Mimi Wunderlich, Director of Communications and Digital Marketing Strategy, Villa Restaurant Group. “Citystars Heliopolis is one of the fastest-growing hubs for shopping, dining and entertainment in Egypt and we are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with such a knowledgeable and passionate franchise partner to help bring a new Villa Italian Kitchen restaurant to this international market. We look forward to serving the residents and visitors of Cairo the delicious and high-quality menu items that our guests around the world have come to know and love.”
Villa Italian Kitchen at Citystars Heliopolis is the brand’s second location in Egypt in partnership with local franchisee, Passion for Restaurants Co. Villa Italian Kitchen first expanded into Egypt in 2012 and also can be found at the Mall of Arabia.
Beginning as a single pizzeria in New York City more than 50 years ago, Villa Restaurant Group has since grown to encompass nearly 400 total restaurant locations across 15 quick and full-service brands in 42 US States and 6 total countries. Over the past several years, Villa Restaurant Group has focused on multi-unit opportunities, airport development and master-leased food courts, expansion of management services, the creation of new restaurant concepts and strategic partnerships to help fuel its impressive growth.