Mexican Brand Cantina Laredo Makes its Global Move
For the past three decades, Con-solidated Restaurant Operations (CRO) has worked to expand Cantina Laredo, its Texas-based, modern Mexican brand, across the world. CRO currently operates 39 of the upscale restaurants, but significant expansion plans for the brand lie on the horizon.
This year, Cantina Laredo leadership shifted its focus from company-owned stores to franchising, an opportunity CEO John Harkey says is compelling to restaurant owners and operators. “It’s an exciting time for the brand,” Harkey says. “We are pivoting into franchising and believe there are opportunities in the U.S. and all across the world.”
There are currently 38 total