Managing Director, Wisynco Group, William Mahfood, has given his company’s commitment to continue to invest in the economy.
He said that increased investment is what is needed to help the country overcome the existing challenges.
“Wisyno is investing a lot as well, so for us, we are committed to Jamaica. I think those companies that continue to invest will see tremendous benefits,” he stated.
Mr. Mahfood was speaking at the official opening of a Juici Patties store located at 191 Constant Spring Road, St. Andrew on Thursday, February 21.
In commending the franchise holder, the Wisynco Managing Director stated that investments such as these are critical for the development of the country.
“The store is opening at a time when so much is happening in our economy so it really does speak volume to the temerity and audaciousness of the investors,” he said.
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, hailed Juici Patties for creating investment and employment opportunities across the island.
“Juici Patties is not only directly creating a very significant number of jobs in the food service industry, it is also helping to secure jobs and create employment indirectly, through the local goods and services it purchases,” she said.
She noted that a number of the restaurants are operated by franchise holders who, in working with Juici Patties, have developed successful businesses while creating jobs in their communities.
“This, from all indications, has been a very successful model,” she said.
Franchise holder, Radcliff Knibbs, said he decided to relocate his restaurant from Stony Hill, as the space was too small. He said that over time there will be additions to the offerings and outlay of the new store.
The opening of the Constant Spring store brings to 61, the number of Juici Patties establishments across the island.