Royal Ravintolat is the leading restaurant operator in the Helsinki region. Its portfolio includes 25 restaurant units in Helsinki and Tampere, as well as Hanko Sushi, Ahorita and Pizzarium concept restaurant chains with a total of 25 units in Finland. The group’s turnover in 2016 was 85 million euros and the total number of employees was over 700. The company divested its hotel business in 2015.
The trio behind the Royal story
Something significant had just happened in the Finnish hotel- and restaurant industry. Even the news anchor made it the lead story in national television. Mia Saari personally remembers the event like this: “All of a sudden all restaurants in central Helsinki were ours! I was astonished.”
Royal Ravintolat was the result of extensive acquisitions at the end of the 1990’s and, in the hands of the Saari and Hynninen families, it became the largest privately owned company in the Finnish hotel- and restaurant industry. The large company was, however, simply the result of what happens when the paths of three determined and enterprising persons coincidentally cross.
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