Domino's Pizza closes chain in Costa Rica

The franchise, which had nine restaurants, abruptly stopped its operations after accumulating $2 million in losses.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The article in, citing the La Nacion daily as its source, indicated that "The closure of Domino's Pizza, which operated nine restaurants in San Jose and neighboring cities, occurred has the government of Costa Rica was adopting the "Shield Plan" to deal with the impact of the international economic crisis in a country that is very dependent on trade with the United States."

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