Romanian restaurant chain Spartan takes over rival Taksim in Bucharest

Spartan, a Romanian restaurant chain founded by local entrepreneur Stefan Mandachi, has reached a deal to take over five of Taksim’s locations in Bucharest for 1 million euros, Profit.ro reported.

Spartan has secured more than half of all sites operated by Taksim and is in advanced negotiations to take over the remaining three.

Recently, Ștefan Mandachi said that he plans to expand Spartan and expand in the country and abroad, with the goal for 2022 to reach 100 restaurants open in Romania.

Spartan is already present in the fast food market in Europe, in Austria, and is currently preparing its launch in Spain.

The Spartan restaurant chain was founded in 2012 and is part of the Strong MND Corporation group, with Mandachi Hotel & Spa, Mandachi Business Center and several franchises: Mefi Café, Bum Bum Box fitness room, BioTransylvania SPA Concept, Don Stefano Restaurant, Magnificus Hercules Greek Events Center and Restaurants.

Taksim is run in Romania by Sterling Cruise, a company founded by another local entrepreneur – Dan Isai – along with other entrepreneurs. Sterling Cruise was launched in 2014 and operates brands such as Salad Box, Pep & Pepper, Boss Mini Burgers or Resto Aperto. Last year, she brought the American fast food chain Popeyes to Romania.

(Photo: Spartan Romania Facebook Page)

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