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Ginos opens in Albacete to great excitement

  • More than a hundred locals came to try out the first restaurant of the well-known Italian cuisine brand, which opened its doors today in the Imaginalia shopping mall.
  • Ginos Albacete is being opened by a local franchisee, who is repeating the experience with Grupo Vips, and has created 14 jobs.
  • This opening is part of the Ginos commitment to Castilla La Mancha, where it is already present in Toledo and Guadalajara. The brand is in the middle of an important expansion plan for Spain, where it already has 117 locations (85 internally-owned and 32 franchises).
Albacete, 11th July, 2018.

 The well-known Italian restaurant brand Ginos opened the doors of its first restaurant in Albacete today in the Imaginalia shopping mall. There was great excitement surrounding the inauguration. More than a hundred locals had already come out to enjoy the flagship brand’s offering in the early hours of the afternoon.

At Ginos Albacete guests can enjoy the brand’s updated authentic Italian cuisine offering with dishes made to order with quality ingredients served in a modern and cozy 327 m2 location with the capacity for 170 diners (114 in the dining room and 56 on the terrace). 

The new restaurant, which is being opened by a local franchisee who is repeating the experience with Grupo Vips— the restaurant group that owns the brand—has created 14 jobs.

Its opening is part of the Ginos commitment to Castilla La Mancha, where it is already present in Toledo and Guadalajara. The brand is also in the middle of an important expansion plan for Spain, where it already has 117 locations (85 internally-owned and 32 franchises).

The Ginos offering: Top quality recipes and a cosmopolitan atmosphere

The Ginos culinary offering is known for its authentic Italian recipes where artisan processes predominate the preparation of their dishes, made to order with intense flavor in an open-view oven. Their dishes are made with top quality raw materials and ingredients, including references directly imported from Italy such as dry and fresh pasta from Puglia, arrototala (rolled) pancetta bacon and the Pecorino, Parmiggiano, Emilia Romagna and 100% buffalo mozzarella cheeses from southern Italy used in some of its pizza and pasta recipes. Moreover, Ginos has just added an all-new 100% whole grain pizza crust to its menu as one more step towards its commitment to innovation which seeks to offer varied, artisan and quality options to adapt to new trends and its customers’ needs. The 100% whole grain pizza crust has a higher mineral, vitamin, protein and fiber content due to the unrefined whole wheat.

Ginos also has a re-worked and award-winning gluten-free menu which includes versions of some of their most iconic dishes like their famous Cioccolatissimo.

Ginos Albacete

Imaginalia Shopping Mall

Avda de la Ilustración 51, local 24

02005 Albacete

Opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Fridays, Saturdays and holiday eves: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to midnight

About Ginos:

Ginos is a brand of restaurants specializing in authentic quality Italian cuisine at a very affordable price. It is characterized by its warm, cozy and informal premises. It was created at the end of the 80s by Grupo Vips and has become an indisputable reference in the sector. The menu of Ginos restaurants offers a whole trip through Italy. Its wide and varied gastronomic offer is made up of artisan dishes and recipes of Italian origin. Delicious antipasti, assorted salads, abundant traditional pasta dishes made with wheat semolina, fresh pasta or stuffed pasta, pizzas made at the time, tasty risottos and generous meat and fish dishes, without forgetting desserts like the classic Italian tiramisu or its delicious Ciocolattisimo. In addition, Ginos offers the possibility of designing their pasta and pizza dishes to enjoy an artisan meal of Italian origin in your own way. To give the final touch to this 100% Italian experience, Ginos has a wine list composed of Italian classics such as Sangue di Judas, I Muri or Lambrusco.

About Grupo Vips:

Grupo Vips is one of the leading multi-brand and multi-format groups in the organized restaurant sector in Spain. The company manages a total of six well-known brands it either owns or operates under franchising agreements: VIPS, VIPS Smart, Ginos, Fridays, Starbucks and wagamama. Moreover, Grupo Vips has a premium sandwich, salad and take-away product factory, BSF. The company manages a total of 400 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 released at the end of April 2015, has already been downloaded more than 1 million times. Grupo Vips is a private equity company which was founded in 1969. Seventy percent of Grupo Vips shares are held by majority shareholders and founders, led by the Arango family, and 30% are held by the ProA Capital fund. Grupo Vips employs more than 9,300 people and ended fiscal year 2017 with 415 million euros in turnover. For the second consecutive year, Grupo Vips was listed in the ranking of the companies with the best reputation in Spain, as per RepTrak® Spain 2018, as the only restaurant business to be included on the list. www.grupovips.com.