Our Story

Our Story

It all began in 1972 in the beach town of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico where Felipe Pérez (Sr.) opened a small diner to serve home-style sandwiches on his secret recipe “criollo” bread. His philosophy was simple: use only the freshest ingredients and treat customers like family. It wasn’t long before his winning formula created a devoted following among the area’s many surfers, who came for both the sandwiches and Felipe’s hot homestyle breakfasts.

Fast forward to today and Meson Sandwiches is Puerto Rico’s — and perhaps soon America’s — largest and fastest-growing restaurant chain, with 36 stores and over 1,800 employees. Meson Sandwiches plans to build 5 restaurants in Orlando by mid 2020.

Coming soon to a corner near you!



June 1

Opening of our first international restaurant in the Dining Pavilion at Florida Mall in Orlando.


May 19

Our new restaurant opens in Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee. This is our second Meson Sandwiches restaurant in Florida, and the first “free-standing” built with the convenience of a Drive Thru.

September 15

Meson Sandwiches opens its third Central Florida location at the Premium Outlets Vineland, 8200 Vineland Ave., Orlando.


February 11

The president of Meson Sandwiches, Felipe Pérez, met up with Florida Governor Rick Scott, who supported the Puerto Rican restaurant chain’s expansion in the Sunshine State. View More

February 14

Food & Drink International – Confident Crossover, Meson Sandwiches plans to expand further into the United States market after realizing the success of its central Florida locations.  By Janice Hoppe-Spiers. View More


May 18


May 18 was declared “Meson Sandwiches Day” by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who honored the Puerto Rican restaurant chain with a proclamation during the grand opening of its third Central Florida store, located at the Lee Vista Promenade.

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