Puerto Rico has officially opened its first fast-food restaurant, which will reportedly offer the region’s traditional cuisine as well as traditional Puerto Rican food.
Fast food chain Fritos Puerto Rico will open in the first half of 2018 in the city of San Juan.
The chain’s menu will include fried chicken, fried egg, fried avocado, and pizza.
“We wanted to offer the best of Puerto Rico, the authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, and our unique traditions of Puerto Ricans and Puerto Ricanias cuisine,” Fritas’ founder, Jose Antonio Galvan, said in a statement.
The company’s founder and CEO, Antonio Galván, added that his restaurant would offer Puerto Rican dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, enchecheidos, quesadillas, and other traditional dishes.
“Our mission is to serve you the freshest food and best of the best,” Galvan said in the statement.
“Fritos is the future of fast food in Puerto Rico and the United States.”
Fritios will be based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The restaurant is a joint venture between Fritus and Spanish-owned Italian chain Frito Gras.
“As a proud member of the Friti family, Frito is proud to welcome Puerto Rico to the fast food revolution,” Frito Grill CEO Daniel Fosse said in an official statement.
Fritias founder and chief executive, Antonio Fossey, said that Fritinos goal was to “bring Puerto Rico into the fast-casual movement” by offering Puerto Rican foods such as its signature guacamole, chorizo enchiliadas, and tamales.
Fries, which started in 2011 in San Antonio, Texas, as the first Puerto Rican fast food franchise, has quickly gained popularity in the island, which has a large Hispanic population.
FritoGras is also one of the top franchises in the United Kingdom.