Wayback Burgers has announced a new master franchise agreement with Farhiell Exil to bring the U.S. burger concept to the Caribbean. Under the agreement, Exil will open eight Wayback restaurants across the Dominican Republic within the next 8 years. The first opening is planned for Santo Domingo, the nation’s capital, in early 2023.
A Haiti native and recent Harvard University graduate, Exil has experience with both international business and restaurant services. He is working with Brian Corsetti, Wayback’s vice president of international, and with commercial real estate brokers to secure high-traffic and business-friendly locations to develop. The company provides its master franchisees with a comprehensive business model to help grow the brand around the world.
“We are excited to continue growing our business portfolio with the expansion of Wayback Burgers’ footprint to the Caribbean,” said Exil. “We understand the challenges of local job insecurity and believe our eight restaurants will offer great employment opportunities across the Dominican Republic. We plan to bring approximately 240 jobs to the area.”
Wayback, with 166 locations in nine countries including 35 U.S. states, plans to open in 38 provinces or countries through similar international master franchise agreements, including in the Middle East, Northern Africa, South Africa, Bangladesh, Ireland, Japan, Germany, and Canada. The company, founded in Delaware in 1991, is now based in Cheshire, Connecticut.