ORLEN responds to market demand by introducing new gastronomic format in Lithuania


ORLEN is opening the first gas station renewed accordingly to Stop Cafe 2.0 standard, a combination of a convenience store and a restaurant. Station customers will be able to buy restaurant dishes, drinks and snacks prepared from quality products while maintaining the highest restaurant standards. ORLEN is dynamically developing the non-fuel sales segment, meeting the changing expectations of customers. 

The new ORLEN gas station in Biruliskiai district is opening on the 22nd of August – it is the first gas station in Lithuania revived to meet Stop Cafe 2.0 standard. The modernisation project was completed by Ventus-Nafta corporation with a mission to offer high general quality, convenience, fast, yet traditional and international experience-based food service. 

“Modernisation project was necessary to satisfy the always-changing needs of the customer in the contemporary context – we have created a cosy place with even more convenient entry, healthier, more broad and better-balanced food menu. Stop.cafe – reconstructed, fully renewed, yet still familiar, positive space which welcomes all”, – says Rafał Balazy, CEO of Ventus-Nafta. 

According to R. Balazy, such reconstruction is not only a response to an existing need but also significant change which will influence the quality of life for those using it. The new ORLEN gas station provides every visitor with an opportunity to experience both regional and worldwide cuisine dishes and drinks of various complexity – moreover, the place serves as a neutral space to rest and have a good time. 

Already familiar choices for food were complemented by some new tastes and creative worldwide cuisine options, suitable not only as a fast snack but also for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

The new stop.cafe menu offers both popular traditional meals and contemporary “superfoods”. The drinks menu boasts already well-celebrated coffee made of arabica and robusta coffee beans, while new additions are natural, energetic fresh juice cocktails. It is reported that the dishes will be cooked in front of the customers, while the ingredients used in meal and drink preparation are of restaurant-level - stop.cafe seeks to be transparent about the nutritional value of their products and talk on their importance for one’s health. 

The new interior aims to create a cosy, familiar, yet unique atmosphere – it is expected that the place would be popular not only among those driving by, but also between visitors seeking fast, yet high-quality, natural choices. There are 25 ORLEN gas stations, controlled by Ventus-Nafta corporation in Lithuania – currently, there two more gas stations being renewed to fit the Stop Cafe 2.0 standard, which has already been widely implemented in Poland and Czech Republic. 

PKN ORLEN is a leading player on the fuels and energy markets, and the largest company in Central and Eastern Europe, listed in prestigious global rankings such as Fortune Global 500, Platts TOP250 and Thompson Reuters TOP100. The ORLEN Group operates in 6 home markets – Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Canada. PKN ORLEN purchased Mazeikiu Nafta company and its’ gas station chain Ventus back in 2006 when the modernisation project began. Renewed gas stations had a change in equipment and started to offer new services to the customers. ​​


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