History

The Duran family's tradition of operating bakeries and restaurants in Austria and other territories of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy dates back well over 100 years.

Their first store specializing in "open faced sandwiches" was started by the Duran brothers, Vladimir and Tomas, in 1969 in Austria. Both brothers are well trained experts in the culinary arts, and currently they have seven locations in Vienna, as well as additional stores in Budapest, the Czech Republic and as far as in Istanbul, Turkey.

As a result of their continuous effort to achieve excellence in their field, Duran became the gold standard in this culinary delicacy, as reflected by their 70% market share in their home town, Vienna, Austria.

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Timeline

1990.

The first Duran Sandwich store outside Austria opens in Istanbul. During the next six years, four additional stores open in the Turkish capital. The Turkish gastronomical culture required some adjustment to match their taste of the sandwiches; nonetheless, they managed to preserve the Viennese traditions and by doing so, the flavor composition of the sandwiches remained intact.

1995.

A new Duran Sandwich store opens, but this time in Hungary, a country already familiar with the open face sandwich concept; Duran, however, elevates that concept to a much higher level. The Hungarian public quickly developes a love to the rich variety of these sandwiches. Soon, two additional Duran Sandwich stores open in Budapest.

1999. September

A new country joins the Duran Sandwich chain. The first store opens in the Czech Republic, in the City of Hradec Kralove.
In the meantime, new stores open in Vienna. Thirty years after the opening of the first Duran Sandwich store, the chain is number one in the Austrian capital. Its success is attributable to the fact that the Duran Brothers discovered the ideal way to present these sandwiches with a great variety. They offer a unique opportunity to serve food to people at conferences, parties, receptions and meetings, or just be consumed as an everyday meal. They can be held in one hand and eaten in a civilized, elegant way. Conventional sandwiches are customarily overstuffed, they often drip, leak and fall apart; their consumption is usually awkward and sloppy.

Duran Sandwiches - Vienna, Austria

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68 East 131st Street Suite 607 New York City | For delivery: 646.864.6599, 347.430.0317 or 212-576-1000 info@duranusa.com

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