Fast-food giant Chefette is going ahead with plans to build its 16th restaurant at Newton, Christ Church, managing director Ryan Haloute has said.
He said the branch, which was originally scheduled to be opened in the first half of this year, had been put on the back-burner as the company focused on expanding its factory.
Without giving a new timeline for the construction and opening of the anticipated Christ Church location, Haloute told Barbados TODAY in a brief statement that after the completion of the build out of the company’s manufacturing business “we will focus heavily on our Chefette Newton project to begin construction”.
Haloute said: “We are focusing our efforts on expanding our manufacturing arm at our Lears, St Michael facility and therefore this project was placed ahead in priority [over] the Chefette Newton project, which caused the delay”.
After the closure of its Fairchild Street branch in January 2017, Haloute broke ground at Newton for its 16th branch. He said then the project would be carried out in phases over two years.
Work on the Newton location had begun with the laying down of road and other infrastructure.
In September 2017, the company opened its 15th location in Lancaster, St James, bringing its payroll to 850.