|Founded||1999 in London, England|
|Headquarters||Covent Garden, London, UK|
|UK, Ireland, Middle East and US|
|Simon Kossoff, Chairman; Neil Wickers, CEO|
|Services||Restaurant and food shop|
Number of employees
|Over 3,200 (2015)|
Carluccio's is an Italian restaurant chain founded in London in 1999.
In 1999, the first "Carluccio's Caffè" was opened 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; . and the third in Alexandria in Virginia, United States.