Chefette #16 coming

Following the closure last month of its Fairchild Street branch, local fast-food chain Chefette has broken ground at Newton, Christ Church.

In a statement today the company’s Managing Director Ryan Haloute announced plans for the phased construction of the Newton restaurant over the next two years, bringing to 16 the total number of outlets operated by the 45-year-old franchise, which is currently constructing outlet number 15 at Lancaster, St James.

The local fast-food chain Chefette has broken ground at Newton, Christ Church.

“We have begun Phase 1 of our Newton project which is to build a road and required services off of the main roadway at Newton,” Haloute revealed.

“We are still designing the scope of the Chefette restaurant to be situated there and therefore we will continue to focus our efforts on the completion of our new Lancaster location in St James which is expected to open before the end of Summer 2017 and then revert to Phase 2 of Newton, which is the construction of our Chefette restaurant which is expected to be opened in the beginning of 2019,” he added.

Haloute also assured of the company’s commitment to reinvesting in the local economy, following the closure last January of its Fairchild Street branch.

The move came after 20 years of operating from The City location and was blamed on the non-renewal of Chefette’s lease by its landlord, the Barbados Workers’ Union Cooperative Credit Union.

Chefette currently employs about 850 workers.

25 Responses to Chefette #16 coming

  1. Rosemary Alleyne
    Rosemary Alleyne February 6, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    wanna wont stop eating in evah see a Haloute in dey eating?

    • Junior February 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Actually yes I do.

    • Terry Clarke February 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Wowwwwww, Rosemary. You are on point!!!

  2. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince February 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm


  3. Charize Best
    Charize Best February 6, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Chrissy Lololi

  4. Dave MacIsaac
    Dave MacIsaac February 6, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Ken Strangway

  5. Hal Austin February 7, 2017 at 5:25 am

    But Sir Roy Trotman once called for the Haloutes to sell shares in their company to the public. Chefette is a family-owned company.

  6. J. Wesley carter February 7, 2017 at 8:57 am

    They are providing food for 850 employees and their families. Doesn’t that count for anything? Do you see Mr. Cave in his store buying anything? How about the owners of Massey Stores Barbados? Do you see them in any supermarket in Barbados? Yet you buy from them.

  7. Kevin February 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Congrats to Chefette. More jobs coming, thank you.

    • Terry Clarke February 7, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Kevin, that’s all you can see to this? Wowwwww Amazing

  8. Milli Watt February 7, 2017 at 10:49 am

    a net user of foreign exchange, complain when competition is mentioned, would not diversify the fast food to reduce deep frying. If it ain’t imported from trinidad it can’t sell in he place. Barbadians still want to be seen eating in dis man place. stupse I suggest you put the next one in st. lucy next to moon town.

  9. Helicopter(8P) February 7, 2017 at 10:49 am

    National consciousness! After 15 stores one’s thoughts might be for the company to offer common shares.

    • Richard Johnston February 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Then it would be public record how much they are earning selling unhealthy food. You wouldn’t want to see the rates of obesity and diabetes to drop.

  10. Marva February 7, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Dear Mr. Haloute
    If you are so interested in helping the Barbados economy why not move a step further by helping our country earn foreign exchange? You can internationalised through the franchise or licensing route or better yet setting up a business in Trinidad or another CARICOM country where you are sure nationals know about your food having visited Barbados.
    All you are going now is adding more competition to the local market and rivaling the local street food industry which comprises local small business people. You know how this feels because your sector had complained several times when other United states fast food businesses attempted to enter the Barbados market.
    We need foreign exchnage all that is happening now is that you are circulating money domestically and adding to our import bill by way of fuel and other production items which you source overseas.
    Thank you

  11. Sam Clarke February 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    @Marva, you and thousands of us keep asking the same question. This economic model can not survive in a small country like Barbados, unless there is something else associated with it. It has economist baffled, and hence there are many questions. This is why there is much constant speculation about this company, especially when it comes to going public. For going public MEANS THEY WOULD HAVE TO SHOW THE PUBLIC THE BOOKS.
    Again, more questions. Folks like the calypso song, ” something wrong, something wrong”.

    • Terry Clarke February 7, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Well said Samuel Clarke. Only the so called “academics” can’t seem to understand this. And to the Red and White Restaurants down de street. How can one franchise be allowed in Barbados? Unless a pact was made with the Corporation overseas. How can these monopolies thrive in an economic environment like Barbados?

  12. Alex Alleyne February 7, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Sell me some SHARES so I too can make some MONEY . Stop me from spending, spending with no returns.

  13. shane goodman February 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    well he is spending back of the millions he gets.

  14. avanda February 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    thanks for providing more employment

  15. shane goodman February 7, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    well he is spending some of the millions he makes

  16. seagul February 7, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    More fast food more fast cars. Heavy duty traffic and more collisions on our tiny streets. Politicians remain silent and fat from back-room deals. I think it’s a job to be impartial and provide a fair and thorough assessment of what’s happening on the ground from the perspective of what I’m able to see. And looking into my crystal ball I see more accidents, amputations, obesity, lung cancer and the list goes on. It’s time for us to produce and consume sensibly if we want to live a long life…wake up and live.
    Deeper Soul book.

  17. Alex Alleyne February 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Coming with the NEW CHEFETTE at NEWTON, I can see Lodge Road being widen with a side walk being built on one side for the foot traffic. This is long over due and will make the ZR/Mini bus traffic free to carry-on. May-be , now more people can get some “NATURAL GAS” coming into their homes and not like the project carried out at Charles Row Bridge, St. George.

  18. Hal Austin February 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Sam Clarke,
    Even though Chefette may be a limited liability company, it should still submit annual returns to companies house or the relevant authority which should be public documents.

  19. RHBB February 8, 2017 at 7:35 am

    You down cry the man because he is successful? You want shares in the company because it is successful? Why would anyone take a company public? Mainly to raise cash for further investment/expansion. If it can find that by other means, why go public? So that other people can benefit from your hard work? Give me a break and get real. Many Bajans want something for nothing. An individual’s private business affairs are just that … Private! None of your business.

  20. BaJan boy February 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Imagine a few Chefettes is New York,Toronto,London. These are just selfish uncaring people who think to employ black people is a favour to Barbados.


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