Part of Bloomin’ Brands, one the world’s largest casual dining companies Abbracio has an unwavering commitment to high quality food, customer service, and overall dining experience, along with a proven track record of partnering with local talent.
Unique Business Proposition
Established global platform with approximately 1,500 restaurants in over 20 countries and territories.
Commitment to high quality food, customer service, and overall dining experience.
Proven and successful track record of partnering with local talent.
Passion for collaboration, team building, and community.
Seasoned management team with strong international operating experience.
With a contemporary Italian concept, our brand is unique and differentiated in the marketplace.
Internationally recognized for food, quality, and experience by leading trade publications.
At Abbraccio, we recognize that dining is more than the sum of the food and beverages we serve. It’s the moments and memories shared that express our heartfelt hospitality and leave a lasting impression with our guests. Each interaction is designed to enable us to create small surprises that turn ordinary into extraordinary!
Meaning ‘hug’ in Italian, Abbraccio Cucina Italiana™ was inspired by Carrabba’s Italian Grill® and is the second international concept launched by Bloomin’ Brands International. The first Abbraccio™ location opened in 2015 in Brazil. Our menu blends traditional Carrabba’s Italian dishes with additional pasta and pizza offerings to account for local tastes and customs.
Food is, and always has been, an important part of our lives. Our love of cooking came naturally as we were raised in the kitchens of our mothers and grandmothers. It was with these special family recipes, a commitment to fresh ingredients, and true Italian hospitality that we opened our first restaurant in 1986. To this day, we still prepare each dish by hand and take pride in sourcing the finest ingredients from around the world.
Training & Support
We pride ourselves on providing ample support for our franchisees. Our experience and key learnings will put you on solid ground and equip you with everything you need for the fun ahead. From the first steps of opening your restaurant to ongoing support, we’ll provide assistance with the following:
Site Selection & Design – Our footprints are flexible to meet the diverse needs of each location and a smaller footprint with improved economics is also available.
Supply Chain & Procurement – Assistance with Procurement, Logistics, Quality and Assurance, Planning and Analytics.
Research & Development – Considerable effort is made to ensure that the menu and products mirror the brand perception in the market to attract your targeted customer.
Construction – Seasoned leadership to help consult and guide you through the construction process.
Restaurant Operations Training – New store opening training support.
New Store Opening Marketing – Support in creating marketing plans and providing marketing materials for all channels and new store opening events.
Ongoing Assistance – Cross-functional ongoing support from all departments, including Finance, Marketing, Operations, R&D, Supply Chain, IT, and Human Resources.
Proven track record in a hospitality, food service and/or restaurant environment.
Previous casual dining experience preferred.
Solid infrastructure dedicated to supporting the operations and development of our brands.
Local knowledge and market intelligence relating to consumer preferences, real estate, government regulations, labor, and distribution.
Passion for food, people, and community.
Financially strong, with material liquidity of $3.5M and access to capital.