ldquoFood Hall by Villardquo in Arizona Mills mall in Tempe Ariz

“Food Hall by Villa” in Arizona Mills mall in Tempe, Ariz.

Villa Enterprises looks to malls, airports for growth

Multiconcept operator builds portfolio

Dire predictions of the death of American shopping malls may have some operators running from food courts, but Villa Enterprises Management sees opportunity there.

The Morristown, N.J.-based company operates and franchises around 400 restaurants, primarily in food courts or other high-traffic pedestrian gathering spots, including multiple concepts. Core brands include the pizza-focused Villa Italian Kitchen, the salad concept Green Leaf, the smoothie-and-yogurt chain Bananas, an

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