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VILLA RESTAURANT GROUP OPENS NEWEST VILLA ITALIAN KITCHEN LOCATION IN EGYPT

Morristown, NJ-Based Global Multi-Brand Restaurant Operator and Franchisor Expands Its International Presence With
New Villa Italian Kitchen Location Now Open at the Citystars Heliopolis in Cairo

MORRISTOWN, NJ (October 12, 2017) – Morristown-based Villa Restaurant Group, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, today announced that it has expanded its international presence with the opening of its newest Villa Italian Kitchen restaurant in Egypt. Now open at the Citystars Heliopolis in Cairo, one of the busiest and fastest-growing shopping and entertainment centers in Egypt, and operated by local franchisee, Passion for Restaurants Co., Villa Italian Kitchen will treat visitors and shoppers to a variety of mouthwatering menu items, from Neapolitan and pan pizzas, to pasta imported from Italy, delicious salads, Stromboli and more, all made using fresh, high-quality ingredients and old-world recipes.

“We are proud to announce the newest international Villa Italian Kitchen location in Cairo,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Director of Communications and Digital Marketing Strategy, Villa Restaurant Group. “Citystars Heliopolis is one of the fastest-growing hubs for shopping, dining and entertainment in Egypt and we are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with such a knowledgeable and passionate franchise partner to help bring a new Villa Italian Kitchen restaurant to this international market. We look forward to serving the residents and visitors of Cairo the delicious and high-quality menu items that our guests around the world have come to know and love.”

Villa Italian Kitchen at Citystars Heliopolis is the brand’s second location in Egypt in partnership with local franchisee, Passion for Restaurants Co. Villa Italian Kitchen first expanded into Egypt in 2012 and also can be found at the Mall of Arabia.

Beginning as a single pizzeria in New York City more than 50 years ago, Villa Restaurant Group has since grown to encompass nearly 400 total restaurant locations across 15 quick and full-service brands in 42 US States and 6 total countries. Over the past several years, Villa Restaurant Group has focused on multi-unit opportunities, airport development and master-leased food courts, expansion of management services, the creation of new restaurant concepts and strategic partnerships to help fuel its impressive growth.

For more information, please visit www.villarestaurantgroup.com.

About Villa Italian Kitchen
Villa Italian Kitchen features a variety of mouthwatering menu items, from Neapolitan and Pan pizzas, with homemade dough prepared fresh daily, 100% whole milk mozzarella and sauce made from fresh California tomatoes, to pasta imported from Italy, delicious salads, Stromboli, entrees and much more. Villa Italian Kitchen also offers catering and large to-go orders, featuring hot, delicious and high-quality meals that are perfect for any celebration, event or meeting, complete with a dedicated catering manager who ensures personalized service and a customized menu.

About Villa Restaurant Group℠ (previously known as Villa Enterprises)
Villa Restaurant GroupSM is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele (Michael) Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization with more than 50 years of service and nearly 350 restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Villa Restaurant Group’s quick-service restaurant brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen®, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads®, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries®, Far East Asian FireSM, and other emerging brands, can be found across 42 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and five additional countries. Villa also operates full service restaurants in New Jersey under the 40North Restaurant GroupSM brand including The Black Horse Tavern & PubSM, The Office Tavern GrillSM, The OFFICE Beer Bar & GrillSM, Steelworks Buffet & GrillSM, PiattinoSM and George & Martha’sSM. For more information, please visit www.villarestaurantgroup.com.

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