JAE Restaurant Group, one of the largest multi-unit franchisees of Wendy’s, announced today the company will open six new restaurants across Florida and Tennessee as part of its continued growth. Ahead of these new restaurants opening their doors, JAE is currently looking to fill over 50 immediate positions for managers and crew members across all shifts and is offering hiring bonuses. 

The new restaurants are scheduled to open between mid-May and late June in Central and South Florida, as well as the Knoxville, Tennessee, area.

  • Winter Springs (Mid-May) – 1218 East State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL
  • Maryville (Mid-May) – 1771 West Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN
  • The Villages (Late May) – 11639 Will O’Dell Ave., Oxford, FL
  • Coconut Creek (Early June)  6630 North State Road 7, Coconut Creek, FL
  • Knoxville (Mid-June) – 5011 Millertown Pike, Knoxville, TN
  • Homosassa (Late June) – 7230 West Miss Maggie Dr., Homosassa, FL


“We are incredibly excited about this growth, not only because it means bringing Wendy’s fresh, quality food to more guests around the country, but also that we’re creating career opportunities for members of the community,” says Randy Pianin, Chief Executive Officer of JAE Restaurant Group, which employs over 7,000 corporate and restaurant team members throughout Florida, Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee. “At JAE Restaurant Group, we strive to be an employer of choice — a place where people love working and feel at home, and a place where they can grow a successful career in hospitality. And after the events of the last year, I’m proud to say that the JAE family has grown even stronger.”

In addition to hiring employees for these six new restaurants, JAE Restaurant Group is currently seeking qualified general managers, assistant general managers, and crew members in several markets, including South Florida, Tampa, Orlando, Daytona, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and El Paso. For details on upcoming in-person and virtual job fairs, visit https://jaerestaurantgroup.com/job-fairs. 

One of the top five Wendy’s franchisees nationwide, JAE Restaurant Group is proud to boast a people-first culture and be considered a top employer within the [quick-service] industry, offering a career path for restaurant crew members that includes promotions and pay increases. JAE Restaurant Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, flexible schedules, employee discount program, pet insurance, and the option for next-day pay, among other benefits. JAE Restaurant Group is one of South Florida’s largest employers and, in April 2021, received the prestigious Culture at Work Award from ADP for driving sustained employee engagement through a dynamic, best-in-class workplace culture.

“Culture is the beating pulse of JAE and we were humbled to be recognized for championing workplace innovation and enacting positive change within our organization,” says Pianin, adding that, during the pandemic, JAE Restaurant Group prioritized employees’ well-being by keeping every team member on the payroll, providing “hero pay” (a temporary increase in pay), offering complimentary meals, increasing training, granting flexible time off, and more. “Our employees have and always will be at the center of everything we do at Wendy’s.”

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