Business news from Ukraine


13 December , 2018  

Owners of the restaurant holding, uniting a chain of restaurants under the MAFIA, CASTA, BAO, NĂM, Georgia, Brilliant Bar and Yakitoriya, Oksana and Taras Serediuk plan to open 200 new restaurants in two or three years. “We have the desire and intention to open 200 restaurants under our brands under franchising contracts in two or three years. Not only in Ukraine,” Oksana Serediuk said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. She said that the company intends to actively develop the business through franchising. “We will open our own restaurants, but globally we want to go in the direction of franchising and working with partners,” she said.
According to Serediuk, six restaurants under the brands MAFIA, CASTA and Georgia are already being prepared for opening in 2019.
“Three restaurants will be opened in Moldova next year. A restaurant is being built in Volnovakha, a large two-story restaurant is located 15 kilometers from the front line… MAFIA with karaoke and a children’s room will be located in a large two-story room,” the restaurateur said.
She said that the company seeks to enter the international market. So, negotiations are underway regarding the opening of a BAO restaurant outside Ukraine. As of December 2018, the holding includes three franchise restaurants in Moldova.