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Krystal is opening its first location outside the contiguous United States in Canovanas, Puerto Rico.

Krystal Restaurants LLC has selected Caribbean Cattle LLC, headed by entrepreneur Justin Tirri, as the franchise operator on the island and the deal is to continue to grow and increase the brand’s footprint in Puerto Rico.

The restaurants will feature the brand’s new design and service format.

“Our teams have been hard at work to keep us on track for our aggressive expansion plans. It’s incredibly exciting to see their efforts come to fruition, especially in our first international endeavors,” says Thomas Stager, president for Krystal Restaurants LLC. “We are proud to bring our unique flavors and highly craveable menu offerings to individuals outside of the U.S. and to welcome new partners, such as Caribbean Cattle LLC., to our organization. We are looking forward to growing with them and building our presence in new markets.”

The Puerto Rico restaurants will feature Krystal’s iconic square burgers, snacks and sides, handspun shakes, and other favorites that have made the brand popular.

Tirri is the owner and operator of a major indoor outlet shopping and family entertainment center in Puerto Rico and the proprietor of several restaurants.

“We wanted to bring a different concept to Puerto Rico, we found in Krystal a unique product for the whole family to enjoy. We are very happy to add Krystal to our business portfolio and we know that the potential for locations in Puerto Rico is infinite. Our team led by Daniel Santiago, Luis Albino and other industry experts will be responsible for having one of the best franchises in the chain,” said Tirri.

Krystal has grown to be in 10 states with nearly 300 restaurants.

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