SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Chick-fil-A Inc. has announced plans to expand its restaurant concept into Puerto Rico in late 2021 or early 2022. The restaurants will be located in the metropolitan area, with the first restaurant likely to be in Bayamón, Chick-fil-A said. The company intends to open two restaurants over the next two years and 10 to 15 restaurants over the next five years.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Puerto Rico,” said Ryan Holmes, director of operations, Chick-fil-A Inc. “Puerto Rico is known for its culture, history and sense of community. This mirrors the Chick-fil-A commitment to investing in people and communities, and we are excited about the opportunity to grow in Puerto Rico with people who have a passion for service and hospitality.”

Chick-fil-A operates more than 2,600 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, DC, and Canada.