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mera was founded by rafael aguirre in 1991.

MERA is an international family business with more than 3,000 employees, 40 brands, 134 restaurants located in airports and tourist areas, with presence in 5 countries, and is constantly growing.

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Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Grab & Go’s, Kiosks, Celebrity Concepts and Business Lounges,
with the operational flexibility to adapt for the best location. Meet some of the personalities we work with.

Wolfgang Johannes Puck was born on 8 July 1949 in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria.

chef Wolfgang puck

Austria / United States

Wolfgang puck

Austria / United States

8 July 1949

Wolfgang Johannes Puck was born on 8 July 1949 in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria.

Wolfgang became interested in gastronomy under the influence of his mother, who worked as a cook at a tourist resort. At the age of 14 he left home to work in hotel kitchens, where he learned the basics, and then emigrated to France as an apprentice in the following restaurants: L'Oustau de Baumanière, under chef Raymond Thuilier; the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, and the Maxim's in Paris.

Puck emigrated to the United States in 1973, when he was 24 years old, and after a brief residence in Indianapolis he settled permanently in Los Angeles. In 1975, entrepreneur Patrick Terrail, owner of the luxury restaurant Ma Maison in Beverly Hills, came across him through common friends and hired him as executive chef. Puck worked at Ma Maison until 1981 when his wife Barbara Lazaroff opened the restaurant Spago on the Sunset Strip a year later. Spago is based in Californian gastronomy, the chef included innovations like pizzas with gourmet ingredients. Following his success at Spago, Puck became one of the first celebrated chefs in the United States. In addition to opening restaurants in other cities in the country, he has been the chef of the Oscar banquet feast for more than 20 years. Puck's business is divided into three subsidiaries: Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, which comprises all luxury restaurants; Wolfgang Puck Catering, catering service, and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, with all other establishments. The chef's most famous restaurants are Spago (Beverly Hills, two Michelin stars), Chinois on Main (Santa Monica), Postrio (Las Vegas and San Francisco) and CUT Beverly Hills (a Michelin star).
MERA and Wolfgang Puck opened The Kitchen Counter Cancun and The Marketplace Cancun in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 at the Cancun International Airport in early 2016. Months later two more Kitchen Counter opened inside the airport.”

James William “Jimmy“ Buffett (December 25, 1946) is a singer, author, entrepreneur and recent film producer,

Singer Jimmy Buffett

UNITED STATES

Jimmy Buffett

UNITED STATES

25 de diciembre de 1946

James William “Jimmy“ Buffett (December 25, 1946) is a singer, author, entrepreneur and recent film producer,

known for the lifestyle and music of “island escapism“ including his hit song “Margaritaville“ and “Come Monday“. It has a web database for fans called “Parrotheads“. His music band is known by the name “Coral Reefer Band.“ In his personal life, he and his wife Jane have two daughters, Savannah Jane and Sarah Delaney, and a son, Cameron Marley.

Apart from being a musician, Buffett also has a great success as a writer and participates in two restaurant chains with the name of two of his best-known songs, “Cheeseburger in Paradise“ and “Margaritaville“. He owns the restaurant “Margaritaville Cafe“, restaurant chain and jointly developed the “Cheeseburger in Paradise“ restaurant with the concept of “OSI Restaurant Partners“ (father of “Outback Steakhouse“), which operates the local chain in under a license agreement with Buffett.

In 2002 Mera Corporation opened the first Margaritaville in the Hotel Zone of Cancun. After five years of success, it is decided to open a new franchise restaurant on the island of Cozumel. Overcoming the 10 years of operations, in 2016, it was decided to relocate the restaurant in Cozumel to one of the most important piers on the island in order to provide tourists with a unique experience without the need of transportation.

Guy Fieri (Guy Ramsay Ferry) was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. He grew up in California during his childhood and at age 10 opened his first food business, Awesome Pretzel to save money and to go to study a year of exchange to France.

chef Guy Fieri

UNITED STATES

Guy Fieri

UNITED STATES

January 22, 1968

Guy Fieri (Guy Ramsay Ferry) was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. He grew up in California during his childhood and at age 10 opened his first food business, Awesome Pretzel to save money and to go to study a year of exchange to France.

At 16 he had the opportunity to go to France for a year where he began to develop strongly his taste for cooking and gastronomy. On his return, he had some work in restaurants until he entered full time at the University of Nevada where he studied hospitality. In 1996, Guy Fieri opened his first restaurant called Johnny Garlic's in Santa Rosa, California, along with his partner Steve Gruber. A few years later, it already had several restaurants throughout the state until, in 2012, it opens its first restaurant with its Guy's American Kitchen + Bar brand in New York City. In 2014, it opens another of its restaurants in Las Vegas and 1 year later opens its first restaurant outside of Mexico, in the international airport of Cancun.

MERA Corporation and Guy Fieri have worked together ever since. In December 2015 opens the restaurant in terminal 3 of Cancun airport and exactly 1 year later opens Guy Fieri's Kitchen + Bar in Playa del Carmen.”

Singer, composer, actor and entrepreneur, considered one of the most emblematic artists of Colombia and one of the most important figures of Latin music

Singer Carlos Vives

Colombia

Carlos Vives

Colombia

7 August of 1959

Singer, composer, actor and entrepreneur, considered one of the most emblematic artists of Colombia and one of the most important figures of Latin music with more than 20 million albums sold around the world, Carlos Vives was born in Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, on 7 August of 1959. He is also considered a pioneer of the new Colombian and Latin American sound

He was the first Colombian artist to win a Grammy Award and, to date, has taken home 2 Grammys and 11 Latin Grammys. Some of his great hymns are: “The bicycle”, which shares with Shakira and “Steal a Kiss” with Sebastian Yatra. His career as a restaurateur started in 1997 when he and his brother opened Gaira Café, a small restaurant-bar where the best live music of the city is heard, they pay homage to the Colombian and delicious dishes of coastal cuisine are savored.

Mera Corporation started working with the Vives’ brothers since December 2017 when Gaira Café opened at El Dorado International Airport for the new restaurants area.

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