Autogrill, the first operator in the world for catering services for travelers. Where to eat well traveling? Autogrill is the first operator in the world for catering services for travelers. Operates since 1977 all over the world and now has more than 1,200 stores, famous for the quality and efficiency of service. Entire network employs more than 11. 000 employees serving 300 million people every year. The service is delivered within Autogrill highways, airports, railway stations, shopping centers. The company works in franchising since 1994 with various brands, such as Acafé, Hello and Spizzico. Piecemeal is one with which Autogrill has won in a few years the leadership of the national market. The basic elements of the franchise are the genuine products, the speed of service and the familiarity of the environment. The formula given by the franchisor has rapidly from city centers to the main motorway service areas, airports, train stations, shopping centers and to the fairgrounds. Currently in Italy there are over 160 franchised outlets and is also present in Greece, Switzerland, and by the end of 2002 in France and the United States. All the rooms are equipped with an offer very varied and appetizing: pizza, fries, salads, turnovers, cakes and fresh fruit salads, juices and ice cream. To accept the offer of franchising is required an investment of € 210,000. For each store, the franchisor provides an average annual turnover which can range from € 900,000 to € 1,200,000. The contract, which also provides for a right of entry, has a duration of 20 years.