In celebration of its 45th anniversary in Puerto Rico, Wendy’s has inaugurated its 83rd restaurant in San Juan, located at the intersection of Baldorioty de Castro Avenue and Roberto H. Todd Avenue, on Calle Condado in Santurce.

CEO Jorge Colón Gerena stated in a written declaration, “This restaurant clearly reflects the innovation that Wendy’s has demonstrated over its four and a half decades in Puerto Rico.”

“The new Wendy’s on Calle Condado has been designed with the consumer in mind. Here, we offer the quality of service and products that set us apart, and we have sought options that allow the consumer to have a more agile service and an experience more in line with their tastes and needs,” added Colón Gerena.

This 4,200 square-foot, two-story restaurant represents an investment of $2.6 million. It features a second-floor terrace that is pet-friendly. Additionally, there will be four kiosks for digital ordering to help speed up orders and minimize consumer wait times.

“At the beginning 45 years ago, we reinforced our commitment to Puerto Rico to contribute to its socio-economic development. With the opening of each of our restaurants, we have brought this responsibility to life, creating jobs, providing growth opportunities for our employees, supporting local industries and communities, while adjusting our offerings to the taste of Puerto Ricans,” expressed Colón Gerena.

The 83rd restaurant was built by General Contractor Group and can accommodate 94 diners, 62 of whom can be seated on the covered terrace of the second floor.

The opening of this restaurant creates 40 jobs on the island, strengthening the continuous growth of Grupo Colón Gerena, which already employs 5,000 people in its 119 restaurants, including Wendy’s, Applebee’s, Longhorn, Olive Garden, and Sizzler.

Meanwhile, Lizmarie Medina, Chief Marketing Officer of Grupo Colón Gerena, explained that “the new Wendy’s also expands support for local product suppliers, especially fresh meat, which is delivered unfrozen from Coamo to all the restaurants on the island. Similarly, fresh eggs are sourced from Salinas, reinforcing our commitment to quality and the highest levels of service.”