Fast food Chain Comes to Costa Rica

With an investment of $3 million the Carl's Jr. chain has opened its first three restaurants in San Jose.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The franchise management company, Gold Star Burgers SA, indicated on the occasion of the inauguration of its first location in the heart of the capital, that in the coming weeks they will open two new branches in malls, Mall San Pedro and Plaza Real Cariari.

"The openings are part of an expansion plan that envisages a total of 25 units over the next five years, as specified in a statement", reported

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More Fast Food in Costa Rica

November 2012

The U.S. hamburger chain Carl's Junior plans to invest $4.5 million during 2013, with the opening of five new restaurants.

The new stores are to be located in Curridabat, San Jose, San Francisco de Heredia and Tibás and Escazú. Three of them will be outside of malls.

"For this format, which ranges between 400 and 500 square meters, the company will have to spend approximately $ 1 million, while for one in a food court, with an area of between 60 and 80 square meters, the cost comes to $500,000.

Fast Food Still Booming

October 2012

While Chili's and Buffalo Wild Wings open their first branches in Costa Rica, the established Applebee's, Subway, Quizno's, McDonald's, KFC and Teriyaki have increased their investments.

Before the end of the year, Hooters will open its fourth restaurant on Paseo Metropolis, in Cartago, east of San José, with an investment of $1 million.

More "Fast Casual" Food in Costa Rica

April 2012

Those that are already here are expanding by opening more stores, while other franchises are coming to settle in a market with rapidly changing trends in consumer dining.

In 2012 seven new concepts will join the fast-food market .

Spoleto is one of them, a chain of Brazilian origin that offers salads and pasta dishes prepared to suit the client.

More Franchises Come to Costa Rica

June 2012

The Franchises Buffalo Wings and Moe's are to start operations in August in Plaza Tempo, located in Escazu.

For the U.S. food chain, Moe's, the opening of its branch in Costa Rica is it’s first foray into Latin America. The company also plans to open another branch in July 2013, in Plaza Carolina Mall, also in the Costa Rican capital.

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