Franchises in Costa Rica Up 14.6%

According to a 2010 study by the Chamber of Commerce, 22 new franchises were identified in relation to 2009.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


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There are 172 franchises currently operating in the country of which 14% are in San Jose. Of the 147 international franchises, 59% are of U.S. origin.

"According to the study, there are 1.432 establishments operating in the country, of which 571 (38%) are national franchises and 861 (62%) are international," informed Elfinancierocr.com.

Most franchises are from the food sector.

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Data from the Chamber of Commerce shows that franchises of Costa Rican origin increased 40.9% in the past four years.

According to the same study, out of the 150 franchises operating in the country, 14% are of Costa Rican origin.

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31 companies in Costa Rica work under this business model, some with foreign expansion.

Most domestic franchises belong to the food and services sector.

Among these are Musmanni (pioneer in the field of franchising, in 1985), Merecumbé(1998), Get Nuts (2002), Maridos de Alquiler (2005), Pane E Vino (2008), Inka Grill (2008) and Atlético Gimnasio y Spa (2008), reported Nacion.com.

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