Jamie Oliver Expands Restaurant Chain to Cyprus
11 December 2015
Cyprus will soon welcome its first Jamie’s Italian restaurant, owned by renowned British celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality Jamie Oliver.
Indeed, PHC Franchised Restaurants Public Ltd, the largest group of companies of franchised restaurants and cafes throughout Cyprus, has revealed that it will launch a Jamie’s Italian eatery on the island during the first half of 2016.
It has been reported that the restaurant’s first site will be located in the country’s capital city of Nicosia, while additional restaurants will follow in other cities in due course.
Oliver launched Jamie's Italian in 2008 in Oxford, England. The restaurant has proved successful and now counts some 40 restaurants in the collection. Following the brand’s global franchise, the eatery includes branches in the UAE, Australia, Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Singapore, Hong Kong and more.
On the inspiration behind the restaurant’s establishment, Oliver said:
“Since I was a teenager I’ve been totally besotted by the love, passion and verve for food, family and life itself that just about all Italian people have, no matter where they’re from or how rich or poor they might be. And that’s what I’m passionate about – good food for everyone, no matter what… But the thing I love most about the Italians is that somehow, although they have some of the best fashion designers and cars in the world, they’ve managed to retain a unique sense of tradition and village spirit”.
PHC Franchised Restaurants Public Ltd represents top brands on the island, such as Pizza Hut, KFC,Taco Bell, wagamama, Caffè Nero, Derlicious, and more.