Ocean Basket continues international expansionJune 7th, 2011 by H&R | Categories: food, industry, restaurants
The popular seafood restaurant chain has opened its fourth restaurant in Cyprus after reporting the success of its first three restaurants in the country.
Opened in 2009, the first Ocean Basket in Cyprus was alunched at the Avanti Holiday Village Piazza in Pafos. After much success, the second restaurant was opened in Limasol, closely followed by a third restaurant in Nicosia. The fourth restaurant for Cyrpus has opened in Larnaca.
The Ocean Basket Cyprus menu differs slightly to the South African menu and has a substantial focus on platters, which has proved popular in Cyprus.
The Cyprus branches are currently operated by Basil Billis, a South African franchise owner of two of Cape Town’s largest restaurants. Billis permanently resides in Cyprus, along with his family and an extensive expat-community.
“The launch of the Cyprian branches has contributed to international exposure and an increase in international interest, which has provided invaluable in further entrenching Ocean Basket as an international brand,” says the group. “Ocean Basket is looking forward to expansion into the Dubai and Mauritian markets, in the near future.”