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Wendy’s/Arby’s Group to introduce restaurant chains across the Caribbean region

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua and Barbuda could be home to a new fast food restaurant chain, as the Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc. has announced plans to develop 24 Wendy’s restaurants over the next 10 years throughout the Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago.

According to the company, the first of these restaurants will open in Trinidad in 2011.

The other Caribbean markets the company plans to have Wendy’s restaurants in are: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and Suriname.

CEO Roland Smith says restaurants in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas are strong performers, and the company is growing in Central America, so the move expands on its momentum.

The new franchisee will be led by Dane Darbasie, a restaurant industry insider who has served as leader of a restaurant management company for 12 years.

Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, based in Atlanta, has struggled domestically in the weak economy as people eat out less, so expanding abroad is a way to increase sales.

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