PORTSMOUTH, Va., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With revitalized decor, comfortable seating and other amenities, customers will enjoy a stunning new Wendy's® experience when they visit the new restaurant at 877 London Blvd., for its grand opening on March 22, 2018.
The restaurant was built using an innovative interior and exterior design, which is part of an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced customer experience — from the high-quality food to the restaurant environment.
"This restaurant has bold curb appeal and features a modern design—inside and out," said Andrew Krumholz, Managing Partner of Wendy's franchise organization Delight Restaurant Group. "It has a fresh look and feel that matches Wendy's high quality food."
The new restaurant model, named the Smart 55, is designed with a smaller footprint than a traditional Wendy's restaurant and is energy efficient, including high efficiency HVAC units, LED lighting, and use of ENERGY STAR® kitchen equipment. Delight Restaurant Group joined the Department of Energy's Better Building Challenge in 2017 and made a commitment to reduce their energy use by 20% over a 10-year period.
The interior showcases open, bright dining areas with multiple seating options, including private booths, cozy lounge seating and a Wi-Fi bar. A Coca-Cola® Freestyle® beverage dispenser that allows customers to customize their drink choices is also available. The touch screen, self-serve fountains offer over 100 regular and low-calorie beverages, including a variety of branded waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages.
Rich Krumholz, Managing Partner of Delight Restaurant Group explains, "Our ultimate goal is for our customers to have the best dining experience, and we think they will really enjoy this state of the art Wendy's design. We are very excited to open this new restaurant, which will be our 4th Wendy's in Portsmouth and 30th in the Hampton Roads."
A grand opening event with ribbon cutting will be held on March 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. at the new Wendy's restaurant located at 877 London Blvd in Portsmouth, VA. The Mayor of Portsmouth, John Rowe, will be attending as well as other local officials and community leaders. I.C. Norcom High School's renowned marching band will be performing at the event. The radio station 95.7 WVKL-FM will be broadcasting live from the restaurant.
About The Wendy's Company
The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world's third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes approximately 6,600 franchise and Company-operated restaurants in the Unites States and 30 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com.
About Delight Restaurant Group
Based in Norfolk, Virginia, Delight Restaurant Group is a growth oriented franchisee of Wendy's restaurants with a total of 30 locations and approximately $50 million in gross annual revenue. The company was founded in 2016 by Managing Partners Andrew and Richard Krumholz.
SOURCE Delight Restaurant Group