Carluccio's Ltd

Carluccio's Ltd
Italian Restaurant
Industry Hospitality
Founded 1999 in London, England
Founder Antonio Carluccio
Headquarters Covent Garden, London, UK
Area served
UK, Ireland, Middle East and US
Key people
Simon Kossoff, Chairman; Neil Wickers, CEO
Services Restaurant and food shop
Owner Landmark Group
Number of employees
Over 3,200 (2015)
Carluccio's, Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London

Carluccio's is an Italian restaurant chain founded in London in 1999.

In 1991, Antonio Carluccio and his then wife opened an Italian food shop, named Carluccio's. They expanded this in 1994 to a wholesale business.

In 1999, the first "Carluccio's Caffè" was opened[1] in Market Place, London. An Italian restaurant with integrated food shop, the premises opened to serve light, Italian-based breakfasts to diners. The chain expanded, initially across southeast England, and subsequently across the UK. In 2005, Carluccio's listed on the Alternative Investment Market as a PLC. In 2010 the company received a takeover offer from the Landmark Group, a Dubai-based enterprise, valuing Carluccio's at £90m. The transaction was approved by the shareholders and completed in October 2010.

Today, Carluccio's operates from over 95 UK locations. It has granted franchises over three territories: the first over Ireland with presently two locations in Dublin; the second over 6 countries in the Middle East including three locations presently open in Dubai; .[2] and the third in Alexandria in Virginia, United States.


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