Buca di Beppo

Italian American Family Style Restaurant

Country of Origin USA
Operational Franchises
  • USA
  • UK
  • Mexico
Planned Franchises

  • UK
  • Middle East
  • Europe
  • India
  • South East Asia

Unique Selling Proposition
  • Buca di Beppo offers a broad and diverse menu of unforgettable appetisers, salads, pizzas, pastas, entrées and desserts.
  • Buca di Beppo restaurants can be developed into a number of different location types, with restaurants currently operating in urban/city, free-standing, mall, hotel and non-traditional locations.
  • Buca’s fun, quirky décor combined with the family style dining provides guests with an enjoyable and unique experience. Buca has the perfect flavour and atmosphere for any gathering.
Investor Profile

Seeking partners in New Zealand who have a proven track record in the restaurant and/or hospitality industries to bring this popular family dining concept into new markets.

Buca di Beppo is an authentic Italian American style restaurant that offers flavourful Italian cuisine served “family style”, meant to be shared by the entire table. The franchise is currently operational in the US, the UK and Mexico, and they have plans to expand internationally in 2015 starting with the UAE, which is already under development with restaurants expected to open in Abu Dhabi by April 2015.

Buca di Beppo’s unique décor is reminiscent of Little Italy by incorporating a wide range of photographs and visual components that offer an eclectic setting designed to make every meal a party.

In keeping with the family style menu offerings, the floor plans of Buca restaurants are designed to have multiple dining areas, with each used as a typical restaurant dining area but with the flexibility to accommodate large group, private and semi-private dining. Great for two people, and great for a group. The various dining areas also have distinct themed decors, and guests are able to request their favourite areas, which vary by location but can include the Pope Room, the Wine Room, the Kitchen Table and the Mafia Table.

While Buca’s culinary roots are in Little Italy favourites such as lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs, it also offers menu items inspired by Northern Italian recipes and ingredients, like Penne San Remo with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes. Buca continues to innovate and create fresh new menu items and seasonal specials.

Training and Support

  • Prior to the opening of each restaurant, Buca will provide the Buca Training Program to all managers of franchisee’s restaurants.
  • Buca will provide certain other pre-opening services to the franchisee pursuant, to a pre-opening plan and budget to be agreed upon between the parties.
  • Buca will leverage its unrivalled expertise in marketing and branding, strong travel and hospitality industry partnerships and celebrity connections and relationships to assist the franchisee in the preparation and implementation of a pre-opening marketing and sales plan, including pre-opening marketing, advertising and sales.


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