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Ginos updates and expands its gluten-free offering at all of its restaurants

Madrid; September 23, 2016. GINOS, the Grupo Vips Italian restaurant chain, has presented an completely updated gluten-free menu. The new menu offers improved versions of their recipes, with new top quality ingredients and new proposals such as the gluten-free version of one of its star desserts, Cioccolatissimo, and an alternative gluten-free kid’s menu which will be available as of mid-October.

The all-new offering is already available at 95 GINOS restaurants throughout Spain at the same price as the equivalent dishes on the menu.

The new gluten-free dishes were developed over nearly a year by the Grupo Vips Innovation and Quality team based on customers’ suggestions. With this new offering, the hope is that everyone with celiac disease can enjoy the same experience as the rest of GINOS customers safely thanks to strict safety protocols backed by the main celiac associations.


“Al dente” pasta, crunchier pizzas and new iconic dishes

The all-new gluten-free GINOS menu includes improved pasta and pizza recipes and new dishes made with top quality ingredients. GINOS gluten-free pasta like their Spaghetti Bolognese and Spaghetti Panna e Prosciutto are now served “al dente”. The Piemontese and Prosciutto pizzas are crunchier with the new recipe. The “antipasti” have also been reworked with new high quality ingredients and improved recipes for Fonduta di Formaggi and their Pane con Aglio.

Moreover, the desserts have been updated with a new Tiramisù Gelato recipe and the inclusion of one of the brand’s star dishes, their famous Cioccolatissimo.


Grupo Vips and its commitment to a healthy diet

The new GINOS gluten-free offering is part of the Grupo Vips’ commitment to healthy food and people with celiac disease. It’s a commitment that is being particularly strengthened this year with the recently updated gluten-free menus at VIPS, VIPSmart and FRIDAYS.

Grupo Vips has been pioneer in generally offering dishes for people with celiac disease. Grupo Vips’ commitment to people who are gluten intolerant dates back to 2007, when it began offering gluten-free dishes at all VIPS restaurants. GINOS developed its first gluten-free menu in 2013 and Fridays joined the efforts in April 2016.


About Ginos

GINOS is a chain of restaurants that specializes in quality authentic Italian cuisine at a very affordable price. It is known for its warm, cozy and informal atmosphere. Created at the end of the 1980’s by Grupo Vips, it is currently present in 17 Spanish provinces. There are a total of 95 locations (75 internally-owned and 20 franchises), becoming the unquestionable leader in the sector. The GINOS restaurant menu offers a real trip through Italy. Its extensive and varied culinary offering is comprised of artisan dishes and original Italian recipes. Delicious antipasti, varied salads, abundant dishes of traditional pasta made with wheat flour, fresh pasta, whole-grain pasta and stuffed pasta, made-to-order pizzas, savory risottos and generous meat and fish dishes as well as desserts like the classic Italian tiramisu and our delicious Ciocolattisimo. In addition, GINOS offers customers the possibility of designing their own custom-made pasta and pizza dishes “a modo tuo” so they can enjoy artisan Italian meals their own way. For a final touch on this 100% Italian experience, GINOS has a wine list comprised of classic Spanish D.O. Rioja and D.O. Ribera de Duero wines and Italian references such as Sangue di Giuda, I Muri and Lambrusco. GINOS also has gluten-free dishes available at all of its restaurants at the same price as the equivalent dishes on the menu

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About Grupo Vips

Grupo Vips is one of the leading multi-brand and multi-format groups in the food service and retail sector in Spain. It includes restaurants, cafés and shops. The company manages a total of six well-known chains it either owns or operates under franchising agreements: VIPS (cafeteria - restaurant and shop), VIPSmart, GINOS, The Wok, TGI Fridays and Starbucks Coffee in Spain, Portugal and Andorra.  Wagamama will soon be joining them. Moreover, the group has three unique restaurants, Lucca, Rugantino Casa Tua and Tattaglia, as well as a premium sandwich, salad and take-away product factory, BSF. The company manages a total of 350 locations serving more than 120,000 customers a day. It runs a pioneer and restaurant sector-leading loyalty program, Club VIPS, with more than 1,000,000 members throughout Spain.  The app, which is unique in the market and was launched at the end of April 2015, has already been downloaded more than 450,000 times. Grupo Vips is a private equity company which was founded in 1969. Goldman Sachs Capital Partners acquired 30% of the company in 2006. Grupo Vips employs more than 9,300 people and ended fiscal year 2015 with 377.6 million euros in turnover.


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