According to the information provided, a development hub will be established in Hong Kong to provide all licensing, real estate, training, logistical and operational support. The plan is to then establish several company-owned restaurants before rolling out region-wide with licensed partners. The first restaurant is likely to open in Hong Kong in the second quarter of 2010.
The Jamie’s Italian concept was developed in 2007 by Jamie Oliver and Gennaro Contaldo. Jamie’s Italian restaurants offer a range of authentic, rustic and affordable dishes served in relaxed surroundings. There are currently five such restaurants operating in the UK with a sixth one due to open in Guildford soon. Further openings are planned to follow in 2009 and 2010.