“A Spanish Starbucks for sandwiches”

Dubbed “a Spanish Starbucks for sandwiches” by Bloomberg Businessweek, this 11-year-old chain is now targeting international customers with its cheap menu and environment that encourages lingering with friends. Its numerous “montaditos”—a tapas staple that here takes the form of mini-sandwiches—are just €1 in Spain, while beer is €2. 100 Montaditos ventured outside Spain in 2010, opened in Miami in 2011, and plans more North and South American and European outlets for 2012. Watch for others to jump on the montaditos bandwagon.