- Turnover up almost 20 percent year on year
- Successful new concept GOODMAN & FILIPPO at Düsseldorf Airport
- Partnership launched with Deutsche Bahn
Frankfurt, Germany, 16 March 2017 – casualfood is going from strength to strength: in 2016, the company posted net turnover of over €43 million, equivalent to year-on-year growth of almost 20 percent. More than 600 people worked at the firm’s 60 bars, convenience stores and mobile snack stands at airports, stations and motorways. 2016 saw the opening of no fewer than three new outlets: the all-new, innovative concept GOODMAN & FILIPPO at Düsseldorf Airport, a QUICKER’s at Altona station in Hamburg, and a ServiceStore DB at Frankfurt Airport regional station in conjunction with Deutsche Bahn. In total, casualfood’s innovative food concepts attracted more than eight million customers.
“We are very pleased with our company’s development and plan to keep growing in the coming years. We are already talking about launching additional casualfood outlets in Germany and abroad,” said Stefan Weber and Michael Weigel, Managing Partners of casualfood GmbH.
Launch of GOODMAN & FILIPPO
casualfood launched its all-new concept GOODMAN & FILIPPO at Düsseldorf Airport in late September 2016. This unusual deli restaurant combines specialities from two popular national cuisines – those of the USA and Italy. Meat and fish is cooked using a special sous vide method, which has been delivering excellent results. casualfood drew on its extensive experience of airport catering for this concept, enabling it to use best practice for GOODMAN & FILIPPO. With more than 1,000 customers a day, the new concept exceeded expectations right from the start.
Cooperation with Deutsche Bahn
casualfood has also entered into a partnership with Deutsche Bahn. As a result of this, the firm has been operating a ServiceStore DB with the assistance of its QUICKER’s team of experts since June 2016. The first ServiceStore run by casualfood is located at Frankfurt Airport regional station, with plans to open more stores in the future. This concept offers customers a varied range of products including fresh baked goods, warm snacks, hot and cold drinks, tobacco, newspapers and magazines. The store has met with a very good response from customers of Deutsche Bahn.
Social engagement is immensely important to casualfood, with the company once again supporting various social projects in 2016. It made donations to the Bärenherz foundation for terminally ill children in Wiesbaden, three disabled athletes from the organisation Special Olympics Hessen, and the charity KinderHerz, which supports research at the Paediatric Heart Centre at the clinic of Justus Liebig University in Gießen. In addition to this, the staff from casualfood made a special commitment to the elderly: just before Christmas, they bought gifts for the inhabitants of Martha-Haus nursing home in Frankfurt.
More about casualfood GmbH
casualfood develops and operates innovative food concepts for airports, stations and motorways under its slogan, “The taste of travelling”. Its 13 different catering and store concepts serve a wide-ranging portfolio, from high-quality fast food to an Italo-American deli concept. The company’s proprietary concepts – such as QUICKER’s, NATURAL, Italissimo, basta!, MONDO, MONDO Bianco, Hermann’s, Mayer’s, Kilkenny, BEYOND and GOODMAN & FILIPPO – and the Kamps and ServiceStore DB brands which are run as franchises are a common sight at transport hubs. Thanks to its successful combination of an attractive product range and a clear brand profile, the owner-run firm has become one of the fastest-growing travel catering companies in the space of just 12 years. casualfood GmbH has more than 600 employees and generates net turnover of over €43 million.