Georgetown fast food restaurant JR Burgers plugs millions into expansion plan – 30th Jan 2013
He started selling his burgers from the back of a vehicle on the Georgetown Seawalls in 2004, Now almost 9 years later, Jad Rahaman, has moved JR Burgers to a spanking new 3 storied structure just next door to the old location in Station street Kitty. The investment Rahaman said, cost him half a million US dollars so far and was facilitated by GBTI. All three floors will be fully utilized he said.
Rahaman said, that the move was inevitable since they have been seeing steady growth over the years. He said, their prices are stable and competitive because they are wholly Guyanese owned and do not have to pay certain fees.
The construction of the new building for JR burgers came at great cost and according to Rahaman, he was unable to benefit from duty free concessions . He believes that the authorities should offer the concessions on a case by case basis by merit.
JR burgers will be looking to expand its outlets overtime to several other areas in Guyana.