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Jamaican fast-food chain brings its cuisine to Canada

EXPANSION: Golden Krust is bringing its brand of Caribbean cuisine to Canada (Image: Golden Krust/Facebook)

A JAMAICAN fast-food chain has expanded into Canada, it has been announced.

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill has opened two stores in the Toronto, Ontario area of the country.

The new locations are home to a significant number of nationals from Jamaica and other Caribbean islands.

Steven Clarke, director of marketing and public relations at Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, told the Jamaica Observer: “We are looking to expand aggressively into the Canadian market as we know that the Caribbean community is deep-rooted throughout that country.”

He added: “We are confident that our products will go over well, even with the non-Caribbean community in Canada.”

The fast-food chain has considered expanding to the UK. The plans have not been scrapped as of yet but there is “no immediate timetable for when this will be done”, the Jamaica Observer reported Clarke said.

The news of the expansion comes eight months after the death of the company’s founder and CEO Lowell Hawthorne.

Hawthorne died in December last year aged 57.

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill was the first Caribbean-owned business in the US to be granted a franchise license.

The company has more than 100 restaurants in nine states across the US.

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