Leisure & Luxury

Invested: 2018

Debuut and Loetje together form a leading restaurant group in the Netherlands with 50 casual dining locations as of 2020. The group operates different all-day restaurants in medium- to large-sized cities throughout the Netherlands and strives for optimal customer experiences through strong customer service and high quality products. Loetje is a restaurant chain known throughout the Netherlands for its signature dish ‘biefstuk Bali’.

Debuut has locations that are either a unique concept or part of a chain of similar concepts such as Stan&Co, Kees and Popocatepetl. From its headquarter, Debuut and Loetje closely manage each location and arrange procurement, IT and back-office tasks such as finance and HR. In addition, the group has a dedicated team for acquisition and development of new locations.

From the initial investment by Waterland in 2018, the group has grown with over 20 locations, among which the acquisition of Loetje. Supported by Waterland, Debuut and Loetje aim to accelerate the historical growth through acquisition or development of attractive locations in medium to large cities in the Netherlands. The group currently has a turnover of over 100 million euros.