Vapiano – the Biggest Lease of the Year on High Street „Na Příkopě“

CBRE, the world leader in commercial real estate services, represented real estate asset manager AEW Europe in a lease deal on a prestigious location Na Příkopě 21. A brand-new establishment of the self-service restaurant chain Vapiano opened on one of Prague’s main shopping streets. Vapiano is also the biggest new tenant to sign a lease this year on the high street “Na Příkopě”. Fans of Italian food can therefore now enjoy great Italian cuisine “without hassle and worries” right in the centre of Czech Republic’s capital.

Tomáš Beránek, Head of High Street Retail and Tenant Representation at CBRE
Gastronomy, specifically modern restaurants and fast food establishments were – according to our survey SCI * - the fastest growing segment not only in shopping centres, but in entire shopping districts. Quality, healthy and simple eating can definitely be perceived as a current trend. We at CBRE are very proud to facilitate the biggest lease of the year on the prestigious street Na Příkopě. It is great that AEW Europe made it possible for a modern restaurant like Vapiano to open up on its premises.
Tomáš Beránek, Head of High Street Retail and Tenant Representation at CBRE

The German self-service restaurant chain Vapiano was founded in 2002 and began its expansion to other countries in 2004. Distinct interior design in the Mediterranean style is typical for this restaurant chain as is strong emphasis on quality and freshness of ingredients during on-site preparation of meals (e.g. pasta, sauces or pizzas). The first Vapiano restaurant in Prague was opened in May 2017. Prague’s third Vapiano restaurant will open for its guests on the first floor of the Shopping Gallery Myslbek, which is located on the street Na Příkopě 21.

*The survey Shopping Centre Index (SCI) is annually compiled by CBRE in the Czech Republic since 2013. According to figures from last year, the food and beverage segment grew year-on-year by 20,2 % especially thanks to fast food restaurants. The growth of this and other segments (sales of consumer electronics +11,4 %, services +10,9 %) was fuelled by the 5% growth of lease rates (in comparison, lease rates grew only by 0,5 % in the year 2016). More on the results of the SCI survey can be found in our press release from June 2018.


About Vapiano

“Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano”: According to an Italian proverb, “If you have an easy-going and relaxed approach to life, you’ll live more healthily and longer”. And this is exactly the attitude which is lived every day in our Vapianos—by both our guests and our employees, the Vapianisti. It has been this way since the 22nd of October, 2002, when the first Vapiano in Hamburg, Germany, opened its doors at the “Hohen Bleichen”. Two years later, the founders decided to set Vapiano on a world tour as a franchise concept. Today there are already over 191 Vapianos in 32 countries on 5 continents, and many more international openings planned for the future. More information about Vapiano can be found on the following website -