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VIPS has committed to Zaragoza with the opening of its second restaurant in the city

    Zaragoza, 20th December, 2016.

    Zaragoza; December 20, 2016. Vips, the original brand and flagship of Grupo Vips, the leading multi-brand and multi-format company in the restaurant and retail sector in Spain, has just inaugurated a new restaurant in Zaragoza at the Puerto Venecia shopping resort. With this second Vips, which is internally-owned, Grupo Vips is reinforcing its commitment to the Zaragoza market where it already has two Vips restaurants, two GINOS and a Starbucks store.

    The new Vips covers a surface area of 331m2 and has capacity for a total of 230 diners. This opening involved the creation of 31 jobs and Vips now has 117 restaurants throughout Spain among its Vips and Vips Smart brands including 85 internally-owned and 32 operated by franchisees.

    José María Pérez, Vips Director of Marketing, explained that “Aragón is a key region for Grupo Vips which has had a historical relationship with Zaragoza that has been going strong for more than 30 years. We chose Puerto Venecia to open up our second Vips restaurant as it is a strategic enclave and a reference in the region’s retail and leisure offering”.

    VIPS is known for its “Really open” concept which means an extensive and attractive offering for all tastes, ages and eating times throughout the day with extended opening hours starting with breakfast and ending with late suppers. Its varied offering includes everything from the brand’s classic dishes like its famous Vips Club Sandwich and shakes to trendy dishes and ingredients for healthy eating like bulgur, kale and its Green Vitality green juice. The arrival of Vips Puerto Venecia also coincides with the limited launch of its Christmas Edition pancakes - delicious Christmas pancakes made on the grill with bits of caramelized almonds and chocolate.

    The new Vips has an extensive menu of the day which is updated each week and a child's menu starting at €7.95. They also have a gluten-free menu which has just been named by FACE (Spanish Federation of Coeliac Associations) as the best restaurant offering for people with coeliac disease.

    All of the benefits of Club VIPS on your cell phone

    Customers at the new Vips Puerto Venecia may enjoy all of the opportunities for free offered to members of Club VIPS, the pioneer and unique loyalty program in the sector and the Club VIPS App. It offers benefits such as EuroVIPS and special mobile offers, geolocation, a Wi-Fi button to surf the web for free at all Grupo Vips locations, the possibility of ordering from a phone and paying faster with just a click and the Club VIPS coin purse so guests always have money available and can send money to others.

    Grupo Vips has also just introduced a new version of the Club App which includes all-new functionalities like “Shake it”, a quick, easy and fun way to make your favorite order with just a shake of your phone.

    The Club VIPS APP is free and available for iOS and Android devices.

    Vips Puerto Venecia

    Puerto Venecia

    Travesía Jardines Reales, 7

     50021 Zaragoza

    Opening hours:

    Sunday to Thursday: 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.

    Friday: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

    Holidays: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

    About Vips

    Vips is a Spanish restaurant and retail chain that belongs to Grupo Vips. It operates under three formats, offering a cafeteria-restaurant service combined with a retail shop, only the restaurant service without a shop and the quick service version, Vips Smart, with a selection of the most iconic Vips dishes without table service and at a more affordable price. The Vips concept is known for its extended opening hours and for opening 365 days a year. The Vips shop is an additional space adjacent to the Vips cafeteria-restaurant where consumers may purchase national and international press, the latest books, CDs and films, and various food and gift products for all tastes.

    With a history of more than 45 years and a total of 116 locations throughout Spain (95 Vips and 21 Vips Smart), Vips is a reference in the country's food service and retail sector.

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    Vips is an official supplier of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) and collaborates with the Women's Universe project, a comprehensive program led by the FEB in collaboration with the Spanish Higher Council for Sports, to promote women's sport and the values it is capable of transmitting which can be used as a tool for social improvement and transformation.

    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), Vips Smart, Ginos, The Wok, Fridays and Starbucks Coffee in Spain, Portugal and Andorra.  Wagamama will soon be joining them. Moreover, the group has 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 550,000 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 2015 with 377.6 million euros in turnover.

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