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Lizarran Tapas Selectas
Priority development : International
Countries/Regions already covered : International
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Grupo Lizarran Food Franchising is one of Spain's major restaurant groups and number one in the tapas industry. It is a point of reference among franchising businesses, and is made up of Lizarran Tabernas Selectas.


Mateo Ferrero, opened the first taberna Lizarran in Sitges (Barcelona) in 1988. The whole system was tested at that first location. Following the success of the first location, it is decided to enter the marketplace and apply the knowledge acquired over eight years. Lizarran Tabernas Selectas was born as a franchise in 1996. Lizarran began international expansion in 2000 in Portugal, and now has a presence in Lisbon, Evora, Coimbra, Covilhã and Cascais.

Grupo Lizarran continued its international expansion, and in 2002 established a master franchise in Germany. In 2003 a Master Franchise was awarded to initiate expansion in Mexico and California (EEUU) and this year two Multi-Franchise, one in Paris and another one in Rhõne-Alpes, and a Master-Franchise in the Great Southwest have been awarded to initiate the entry into France.


Since its creation, Grupo Lizarran has established itself in the marketplace and has grown continually, both in number of establishments and volume of business.
The company currently has over 140 locations and is also one of just fifty Spanish companies with franchises in other countries, including Germany, Andorra, Mexico, Portugal and France, where it has begun the process of exporting tapas culture.

Lizarran Tapas Selectas
Delfi Torns - Department Director
Edificio Eurocentre, 1ª planta. Ronda Europa, 60 - 08800 - Vilanova i la Geltrú - Spain

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