The third Chick-fil-A restaurant will open in Puerto Rico next Thursday 15 September In the Plaza Palma Real shopping center in Humacao.
The owner operator will be Christopher Romero, who began his network career while studying at a university in McAllen, Texas. After working in various positions within the franchise, he applied and was accepted into the Leadership Development Program at Chick-fil-A, where he supported several operators in opening their restaurants.
Romero immigrated to the United States from Mexico as a child. The company said in a press release that his personal and professional journey prepared him to become a Chick-fil-A franchisee.
While supporting the opening of Chick-fil-A at Los Filters Shopping Center in Bayamón—which was the chain’s first store on the island—Romero fell in love with Puerto Rico. And he decided that he wanted not only to have a restaurant, but also to stay and live on the island, indicates a statement.
“Being able to call my new home Puerto Rico is a privilege. I am excited to bring great-tasting food with premium ingredients to the Humacao community, but I also look forward to developing future leaders in the community by giving them a place to work, as well as the opportunity to grow and develop professionally,” Romero wrote.
Chick-fil-A Humacao will operate from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. It will create 150 direct jobs.
To take advantage of the arrival of the fall season, the franchise will be launching a new Autumn Seasoning Drink, which will be available for a limited time at all restaurants on the island. Made from Chick-fil-A Icedream, the new shake combines cinnamon, crackers, spices, brown sugar, whipped cream and cherries.
In honor of the opening of the new restaurant, Chick-fil-A Humacao will honor 100 community heroes from Menoneta Hospital Humacao and Hima San Pablo Humacao Hospital by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for one year.
With plans to open 10 to 15 restaurants in Puerto Rico over the next five yearsChick-fil-A, Inc. is looking for For individuals interested in becoming franchise operators. The fourth restaurant to open on the island will be in Hatillo It is scheduled to open in early 2023.