Qdoba Mexican Eats Opens Its First Location in Puerto Rico, More Planned
Qdoba, a leading fast-casual Mexican restaurant, announced the opening of its first location in Puerto Rico. Located at 21 Gonzalez Giusti Avenue in Guaynabo’s San Patricio Village, the 3,500-s.f. restaurant officially opened to the public on June 6, adding 30 new jobs to the local area, with more than 500 new jobs predicted over the next 5 years as expansion plans progress.
Operated by the Jové family, Q Puerto Rico Franchise is a local, second-generation company that has operated restaurants across the island for more than three decades. The expansion with Qdoba diversifies the Jové family’s portfolio and its presence on the island.
“The fast-casual segment is rapidly growing in the U.S., and Puerto Rico needs to be part of it,” said Sammy Jové. “Qdoba’s flavorful, fun, and edgy personality will resonate well with the Puerto Rican consumer. And with no other fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain on the island, we’re confident this first-ever Qdoba location has all the attributes to succeed in our local market.”
Following Qdoba’s plans to grow to more than 1,000 total units by 2025, Puerto Rico represents a strategic growth player in the brand’s franchisee expansion goals. “As the first fast-casual Mexican restaurant on the island, Qdoba has the opportunity to lead the market and provide Puerto Ricans with a variety of fresh and flavorful choices at affordable prices,” said Qdoba CEO Keith Guilbault.
The new location will offer dine-in, pickup, and drive-thru service, as well as ordering through the brand’s website or its app. Qdoba has more than 740 locations in the U.S. and Canada.
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