SOUTHINGTON - December brings along the beginning of the winter, the end of the year and the celebration of Christmas to many parts of the country and the world. But in Southington, this December brings the opening of a new Wendy’s restaurant.
The restaurant will be located at 1799 Meriden Waterbury Road in a green space in front of the movie theater.
According to Susie Schulz, director of sales and projects at Meritage Hospitality, the operator of the restaurant, the new location will serve as an employer to more than 50 individuals including crew members and managers.
The site was chosen based on the growth in the area, Schulz said. She added that the company is excited to open a new restaurant in the Southington community as well as offering quality food and hospitality to new and existing customers.
Inspired by Opportunity, LLC is the subsidiary of Meritage Hospitality Group. The Wendy’s in Southington is one of several new sites the company has under contract for development in Connecticut, Schulz said. In addition, Inspired by Opportunity operates 31 Wendy’s in the state and is in the process of remodeling each location within the next two years. The Wendy’s in Southington will also include the chain’s latest design.
The construction of the new Wendy’s was approved by the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission after a special meeting in June.