The empanada—a flaky pastry stuffed with authentic Spanish or Portuguese fillings like seafood or pork—is a hearty meal people around the globe have loved for hundreds of years. As a handheld food, it’s convenient for people with busy lifestyles who don’t want to compromise on flavor.
It’s no surprise that empanada franchises are beginning to take hold. Their recipes have deep roots in tradition, but they’re also open to interpretation. However, there’s another franchise that serves equally convenient flaky pastries with aromatic and flavorful fillings that has great potential in the American fast-food market: Juici Patties.
What is a Juici Patty?
The Juici Patty is similar to an empanada franchise’s main menu item, and it’s just as rich with Jamaican tradition as the empanada is with its Spanish and Portuguese origins.
The Juici Patty is filled with beef or chicken and seasoned with authentic Jamaican spices. It’s such a tasty food, with its flaky baked crust that, the Juici Patty has become the favored quick-serve food of Jamaica.
Now, Juici Patties is ready to expand to America and introduce authentic Jamaican cuisine to the American palate. The American menu will offer Juici Patty varieties of beef, chicken, salads, and coco bread. Now, Americans can bring the flavors of Jamaica to their table!
The Juici Patties Story
The Juici Patty was created by company founder Jukie Chin when he was just 16 years old. He perfected his delectable recipe of savory, aromatic fillings baked inside a beautifully crisp, flaky pastry in his parents’ kitchen. Jukie then brought his creation to the Jamaican public by selling them in his parents’ family grocery store.
The people of Jamaica loved the unique flavors and the easy convenience of a handheld meal. Juici Patties became so popular that Jukie opened the first Juici Patties restaurant in May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica in 1980.
Because of this success, we expanded beyond Jamaica’s Caribbean borders, shipping our Juici Patties internationally. They’re available in stores in the UK and Canada. Furthermore, we have brought our authentic Jamaican flavors and our irresistible island vibes to America through franchising.
Why is a Juici Patties Franchise a Better Option Than an Empanada Franchise?
While empanadas are a popular ethnic food for Americans, there is a wild range of variations to the recipes. In this way, it’s difficult to position an empanada franchise as “authentic” in their menu offerings and flavors.
In fact, some empanada franchises have strayed quite far from their authentic roots by creating pizza, Philly Cheesesteaks, or BBQ-filled empanadas. There are even other cuisines involved, like Asian empanadas. If they’re that far removed from the empanada’s origins, can they even be called empanadas?
If that’s the case, then Juici Patties would be the closest thing there is to a Jamaican empanada franchise.
We can promise that our customers partake in authentic Jamaican cuisine and culture. Our culture is of vital importance to us, and we do more than infuse it in the Juici Patties menu. It’s in every smile and greeting from our staff. It’s imbued in the decor and atmosphere of each franchise location.
We bring the best of Jamaica to our operations as well. Our franchise owners are the center of attention of the Juici Patties franchise development team. That’s because our franchisees are the lifeblood of the Juici Patties brand. Their successes are our successes, and they’re the ones who bring the spirit of our brand to life among staff and customers.
Choosing a Juici Patties Franchise Over an Empanada Franchise
With the level of support our franchise owners receive, it’s easy to see how Juici Patties could be an attractive alternative to an empanada franchise that’s just starting out and only has a few locations.
Juici Patties is no stranger to franchising. We’ve developed a franchising model that’s proven time and again to give our franchise owners the best chance of becoming a vibrant, thriving restaurant. With the Juici Patties investment, our franchise owners receive
- Protected territories available across Florida, including larger urban hubs with a rich food scene that embraces ethnic cuisines
- Custom restaurant build-out selection that includes 3 different store sizes
- Expert advice on site selection based on the restaurant format size chosen
- Extensive training that includes everything from daily operations to fully-vetted technology tools that help with all office administration tasks, including scheduling, payroll, security, accounting, and more.
- Continued support and full access to the franchise development team, so questions are answered quickly and completely for top-notch operations support.
Juici Patties is a well-established quick-serve restaurant franchise, and we know how to take care of our franchise owners and give them the tools they need to run a streamlined Juici Patties restaurant. While there are empanada franchises, they cannot compete on the same scale of reputation and experience as a Juici Patties franchise.
In addition, we know Americans appreciate ethnic cuisines like the empanada, so now is the perfect time to introduce the Juici Patty to the US. Americans are always on the lookout for the next big flavor, and the Juici Patty could very well be it. Now’s a great time to get in on the ground floor of this incredible investment.
If you’re looking for an investment opportunity from a company with more of a track record than that of the current empanada franchises, then the Juici Patties franchise may be the perfect opportunity. It may be the right investment at the perfect time for serious Jamaican food. Contact us today for more information.