Wendy's franchise holder opens another restaurant amid COVID pandemic
Wendy’s Constant Spring and Gara Restaurants team members in front of the new restaurant.
Despite the major challenges with reduced sales, dine-in channel closures and limited operating hours, Gara Restaurants recently opened another Wendy’s restaurant in Kingston at the Super Valu Towne Centre on Constant Spring Road.
As part of its rapid expansion plan slated for 2020, Gara Restaurants remained on its course of network development with this second new Wendy’s Restaurant to be put into operation in the last six months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This makes a total of eight restaurants operated by the group.
“We must grow and push through the impact of the pandemic as best we can to support the growth of our brand, our people and our country. So we are excited to open another new restaurant to serve Jamaicans and provide new jobs,” said Michelle Myers Mayne, Director of Gara Restaurants.
Michelle Myers Mayne, left, Director and Wendy’s Constant Spring Team have a hoorah moment at the opening of the new restaurant
With an additional 30 jobs created at the new location, amid an increasing unemployment environment, Gara Restaurants has invested over $100 million in the new Wendy’s Restaurant, which can seat over 80 diners in a new contemporary design setting, featuring a chef’s table, open kitchen and modern décor.
“Of course, during the COVID-19 pandemic, customers will not be able to enjoy all of the ambience created at the new facility, as we adhere to social distancing policies and take all precautions to maintain a safe environment for our customers and teams. However, we will still be serving the highest quality burgers in Jamaica for our carry-out customers,“ said Myers Mayne. Outdoor dining is available for patrons wishing to relax and enjoy Wendy’s freshly prepared meals.
Wendy’s restaurants, operated by Gara Restaurants, are located in Kingston, St Catherine and St James, with three drive-thru restaurants in Bogue, Montego Bay; Braeton, Portmore and Waterloo Square, Kingston.