Fast-food Chains Expand in Costa Rica

In 2011 fast food chains plan to open 20 new restaurants.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The average investment ranges between $ 1 million and $ 1.5 million for opening of new stores. Also, remodeling of some stores was announced with values between $ 120 thousand and $ 400 thousand.

The new restaurants will generate about 425 jobs.

This was confirmed to La Nacion by the representative of McDonald's, Quizno's, KFC, Teriyaki, Subway, Wendy's, A's and Domino's. Also responded to queries Burger King, Church's and Papa John's.

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Costa Rica: 29 New Restaurants in 2010

January 2010

Fast food chains will open 29 new restaurants in Costa Rica, most of them in the Metropolitan Area.

This was announced by McDonald’s, KFC, Quiznos, Burger King, Church’s Chicken, Papa John’s, Campero, Taco Bell and Wendy’s.

On Sunday, McDonald's inaugurated its 35th restaurant, located in Desamparados, and will open another in Multiplaza Escazú. The company announced 4 additional restaurants this year.

Costa Rica: Shaking Up the Fast Food Sector

November 2011

The opening and remodeling of restaurants, the closing of others and the entry into the market of new competitors is shaking up the market.

QSR International, which operates Quizno's in the country, has added fast-food chain Smashburger to its portfolio with three locations opening in 2012.

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.

Costa Rica: More and More Burgers

December 2012

There are at least 15 Costa Rican restaurant chains where burgers are the highlight dish on the menu.

International brands include Mc'Donald's with its 50 stores, Burger King with 31 and Wendy's with 13 restaurants. Other fast food franchises with burgers on the menu are "Carl's Jr., which debuted in 2011 and has six locations, and Smashburger, which opened its first store in Lincoln Square, earlier this month."

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