Costa Rica: McDonald's opens first "ecological" restaurant

The $2 million restaurant maximizes usage of natural light and does not need air conditioning.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Located in Lindora, Santa Ana, western San José, it has 400 square meters of construction. It employs 50 people, and is the chain's 34th store in the country.

According to Arcos Dorados, McDonald's operator in Costa Rica and Latin America, this is the first "ecological" restaurant in Central America. "McDonald's opened its first 'ecological' store in Latin America in São Paulo, and a third one is under construction in Argentina. The corporation has plans for an additional one, that could be located in Mexico, Guatemala or Panama", reported newspaper Nacion.com.

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McDonald's to Open Four Branches in Costa Rica

July 2010

By the end of the year, the multinational fast food chain plans to open four new restaurants.

Arcos Dorados, owner of the Costa Rican McDonald's franchise, expects to hire 300 people to work in the new restaurants.

Maureen Dávila, human resources manager for McDonald’s Costa Rica, commented to Elfinancierocr.com that, “the location of the new restaurants is still being studied and negotiated so we cannot disclose that information at the moment”.

McDonald´s Opens New Restaurant in Guatemala

December 2009

The fast food chain opened its 74th restaurant in the country.

It can sit 168 people, and is located in Condado Naranjo, Mixco.

Prensalibre.com reports: "McDonald's is the world leader in fast-food restaurants, with over 31.000 locations and serving over 50 million daily consumers in 118 countries".

McDonald's to Open Three More Stores in Panama

March 2009

Each of these new restaurants will involve an investment of between $800 thousand and $1 million.

Two of the stores are located in the Albrook Mall and one on the road to the National Stadium.

Loney Armijo, regional director for McDonald's told La Estrella de Panama that "the restaurant chain continues to innovate with stores working 24 hours a day and the opening ice cream kiosks in different parts of the country."

The Golden Arches (McDonald's) increases investment in the region

October 2008

The Golden Arches group, which manages the McDonald's franchise in Central America, announce that Costa Rica and Panama will receive an investment of more than $3 million in remodeling and new restaurants.

Loney Armijo, regional operations director of Golden Arches, said that they will be investing some $3.5 million in Panama in 2008 and 2009.

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