Dallas-based CRO, Inc. to partner with Canlar, LLC for Mall of San Juan Restaurant

DALLAS (January 16, 2017) – Cantina Laredo, a renowned Dallas-based Mexican restaurant, signed an agreement to open its first location in Puerto Rico in the lauded Mall of San Juan development. The restaurant is slated to open in late June 2017.

The franchisee is Canlar, LLC, led by businessmen Francisco Revera-Beras and Edwin Torres. The Mall of San Juan is the first mall in Puerto Rico, featuring Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. The state-of-the-art, two-level, enclosed mall offers exquisite dining and entertainment, with unique retailers and a children’s play area not found anywhere else on the island.

While the majority of Cantina Laredo locations are in the continental United States, international locations can be found in London and Abu Dhabi with openings scheduled for both Turkey and Qatar this year.

CRO Chief Executive Officer John D. Harkey, Jr. said about Cantina Laredo, “Our expansion in Puerto Rico is very exciting, and we are honored to be partnering with the Canlar team. Since its inception in 1984, Cantina Laredo has been a worldwide innovator in modern Mexican cuisine. Now, over three decades later, we are glad to bring that commitment and creativity to the Puerto Rican diner. “

Especially for affluent, discriminating, sophisticated adults, Cantina Laredo is the modern Mexican restaurant that rewards guests with extraordinary service and an authentic taste of Mexico. The Cantina Laredo brand is owned by Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc. (CRO), a Dallas, Texas based company operating 109 restaurants, including 39 Cantina Laredo locations.

The CRO portfolio includes Black Oak Grill, Cool River Café, El Chico, Silver Fox, Good Eats, Lucky’s and III Forks brands.


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