Figlmüller: Schnitzel and more
The restaurant company, Figlmüller, coats more than 250,000 Wiener Schnitzel with breadcrumbs every year for its guests from around the world. Since 2012 the family company has placed its trust in BASELINE chamber machines from MULTIVAC to prepare its high-quality dishes in the right portion sizes.
Situated at Wollzeile 5 just behind the Stephansdom cathedral in Vienna, the business run by the fourth generation of the Figlmüller family prepares and cooks the epitome of Viennese cuisine: the Figlmüller Schnitzel is wafer-thin, at least 250 grams in weight, and has been produced to the same recipe since 1905. In accordance with the company’s philosophy, the culinary speciality always overhangs the edge of the plate - a signature feature that is mentioned in many guidebooks.
Today the Figlmüller name stands not just for Schnitzel but also for innovative and successful business models. When the brothers Hans and Thomas Figlmüller took over the company in 2002, they embarked on a systematic process of expansion: in addition to the parent restaurant in the Wollzeile, they opened a second restaurant in Bäckerstrasse. In 2004, the tavern, which had previously been known as “Figlmüller Heurigen” in the Grinzing district, became “Figls”, a sophisticated gastropub with a convivial beer garden. In 2012 the brothers founded “JOMA”, a stylish brasserie with international cuisine, in the Hohen Markt area of the city. In 2014 a further restaurant, “Lugeck”, was established in Regensburger Hof in the heart of the city for all lovers of Viennese cuisine culture. The culinary offering is rounded off with two coffee shops at Vienna Airport.
When they opened “JOMA” in 2012, the two CEOs invested for the first time in a MULTIVAC chamber machine: a BASELINE P 200 packaging machine in the medium-output range was purchased for the kitchen of their new all-day restaurant. The tabletop machine, measuring just 38 x 51 x 31 centimetres, is ideal for use even in limited space. Despite its compact dimensions, the machine’s sealing bar has a length of 30.5 centimetres.