New opening follows Ca’puccino launches in London’s Harrods department store and Heathrow Airport Terminal 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 26/01/2016: Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA), the first public joint stock retail operator in the UAE, has announced that it is opening the first premium Italian coffee house and kitchen Ca’puccino, outside of Europe. Ca’puccino will make its UAE debut at the newly opened The Outlet Village in Jebel Ali.
Khaled Al Mheiri, Vice Chairman and CEO of Marka said: “As we continue to see growing demand on casual dining concepts, we are delighted to expand our hospitality portfolio with this prestigious brand, which has an enviable track-record in both the Italian and UK markets. Ca’puccino is the latest addition in a portfolio that includes a number of popular brands, acquisitions, home-grown concepts and franchising agreements across the region. Ca’puccino is one of many components of Marka’s strategy to build long-term value from the company’s hospitality portfolio. ”
Al Muhairy continued: “This authentic Italian coffee house and kitchen will offer consumers in the UAE who have a deep love and appreciation for anything Italian a virtual grand tour of Italy, to savour the diverse regional cuisines and coffees without ever needing to leave their seats. This opening is just the first of many more planned, with another two stores due to launch in early 2017. Ca’puccino is sure to become a firm UAE favourite in the years to come.”
Reminiscent of an authentic Italian coffee house and kitchen, with a thoroughly elegant ambience, Ca’puccino provides a contemporary Italian culinary experience. The ‘Fresh, Healthy, Italian’ menu features high quality Italian ingredients including burrata cheese from the Apulia region and Fassona beef from Piedmont, across a range of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes.
Giacomo Moncalvo, CEO of Ca’puccino commented: "We are extremely pleased and proud to have partnered with Marka. This, coupled with our recent agreement with HMS Host, has cemented the future of Ca’puccino as a global brand and represents our second great milestone after our private equity partners, B4, joined us in 2013. We look forward to a fruitful and strategic relationship with Marka.”
The UAE’s first Ca’puccino is located in the newly-opened The Outlet Village, Jebel Ali - Dubai’s first upscale outlet mall, with an iconic design taking inspiration from the spectacular Tuscan hilltop town of San Gimignano in Italy. This homage to traditional Tuscan design makes it a perfect location for the UAE’s first Ca’puccino, which prides itself on its Italian heritage. Total capacity for the upscale café includes seating for 126 people, including a spacious terrace.
The Ca’puccino story began in 2006, when it first launched in the Barberino Designer Outlet near Florence. Today, there are 10 Ca’puccino stores in Italy and five in the UK, including locations within the Harrods department store and Heathrow Terminal 2 in London.
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