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Vapiano is a fast casual restaurant with a twist: customers use a ‘chip card’ to personally order their food and drinks from the bar or from the individual fresh pizza, pasta or salad stations. This new, innovative ordering technology is changing the way restaurants do business. Vapiano is defining the future of fresh casual. The restaurant brand is European concept serving made-to-order hand-tossed pizzas, fresh, house-made pasta and hand-tossed gourmet salads. Vapiano puts a new spin on the dining experience with its urban upscale Italian décor and its modern customer service. If you love the European lifestyle, you’ll love Vapiano.

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$1,179,000 - $2,012,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Vapiano is seeking franchisees who want to build and manage a multi-unit restaurant company, and who understand that success in the restaurant business is driven by creating a superior guest experience and the way to profits is by maximizing that guest experience. Vapiano franchisees are committed to high- profile locations, high-quality staff and amazing guest experiences. Vapiano is currently considering partners who intend to develop multiple units. Vapiano franchisees receive corporate support in all aspects of opening and running a restaurant.

Vapiano Franchise Opportunities – History

Vapiano was founded in 2002 by Kent Hahne, Klaus Rader and Mark Korzilius, who opened their first restaurant in Hamburg. The restaurant chain has since grown to more than 45 locations in Germany and nearly as many in several other countries around the world, including several in the United Kingdom, and more than a dozen in the United States.

Vapiano Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Vapiano Franchise Income

The franchise fee for Vapiano is $45,000. The total investment required to open and operate a Vapiano franchise ranges from $1.179 million to $2.012 million.

Vapiano Business Opportunities: Other Information

Vapiano was the 2008 winner of Nation’s Restaurant News Hot Concept. According to the citation, ‘No other concept in the last five years has had such an impact on the restaurant and food industry in Europe that Vapiano.’

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