After a long wait Foodpark Harnaschpolder near Den Hoorn was at the end 2020 finally done. Four fast food restaurants would be built in the park. Three of them are open, but the building Happy Italy will be in is still empty. What is going on? And, will the restaurant still be there? We’ll figure it out.
If you Foodpark Harnaschpolder you get conflicting information. The Happy Italy name has disappeared from the sign at the entrance. However, the restaurant is still on the high pole that you see from the A4 highway. In any case, one thing is clear: McDonald’s, De Beren and KFC are fully operational, but the building Happy Italy will be in is dark and empty.
To find out what is going on, we call Jorine Sieperda, director marketing at Restaurant Company Europe (RCE). This company operates several restaurant chains, including since the summer of 2021 Happy Italy. “We are still planning to open the restaurant at Den Hoorn, but due to the takeover of Happy Italy by RCE, it will take a little longer,” she says.