Business expansion
Nord Est; Emilia-Romagna; Bologna
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.29 - Other food service activities

120 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 November 2022
Employment effect (start)
14 November 2022
Foreseen end date


Eat Happy Group, a German holding company that produces sushi for both direct sales and indirect sales (through supermarkets), invested in the Bentivoglio (Bologna) plant. The investment is expected to lead to the hiring of 120 new employees (30 already working in the plant). The figures required are in the warehouse and production area. 

The investment (€5 million) is part of the group's plan to open several factories in Italy, in order to spread the product more widely. In fact, the company's goal is to be present throughout Italy by 2024.

The growth of companies in this sector is favoured by the significant growth of the sushi market in Italy in recent years, from 120 million in 2019 to 240 million in 2021. 



Eurofound (2022), Eat Happy Group, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 107840, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107840.