Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Spain, other countries in Southern Europe and Latin America
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

750 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


In 2012, the Comess Group, a multinational franchise company, will expand its number of restaurants by 60, creating 750 jobs. Most of the new restaurants (45) will be based in its home market Spain. For the location of the other 15 restaurants, the Spanish restaurant operator will target Latin America as a new market.

Comess Group franchises restaurants under five brand names, Lizarrán and Cantina Mariachi being the most prominent. In Spain, the company maintains 250 restaurants. The company expands both outside Europe and into Southern Europe, with branches in Portugal, Italy and France.


  • 12 December 2011: Comess Group
  • 6 February 2012: Europapress.es


Eurofound (2011), Comess Group, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 73211, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73211.