McDonald's El Salvador Will Appeal Ruling

Carlos Castillo, lawyer of the Corporation, assured they will file an amparo action.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It will be filed before the Constitutional Court of the Supreme Court of Justice, in response to yesterday's ruling, which sentenced the corporation to pay $23.9 million to Salvadoran company Servipronto.

"We categorically state that a company has been sentenced to pay $23 million without any evidence. This ruling clashes with the principle of legal security", stated Castillo, in an article in Elsalvador.com.

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McDonald Fined $24 Million in El Salvador

September 2009

After 14 years of litigation, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled in favor of Salvadoran company Servipronto.

The mercantile trial for contract noncompliance between Servipronto and McDonald's began in 1997.

"The case is not closed for McDonald's. The legal representative of the corporation, Carlos Castillo, confirmed that they will file an amparo remedy before the Constitutional Court", reported Elsalvador.com.

CEL’s Problems with Contractors

May 2012

The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River in El Salvador is generating recurring conflicts with international companies who they have contracted.

"The administration of the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) is still creating expenses for Salvadorans both because of a lack of investment as well as the international arbitrations it has caused, for which it had to pay millions in compensation, and what is more, it is likely to continue to incur expenses in the 'conflict resolution'," according to an article Laprensagrafica.com.

McDonald's Opens Restaurant in El Salvador

September 2009

The fast food chain inaugurated its eleventh restaurant in the country, located in Antiguo Cuscatlán.

Since September 9th, McDonald's franchise in El Salvador is operated by Guatemalan group McDonald's Mesoamérica.

"This will be McDonald's 11th restaurant in the country, and will increase its workforce to 500 employees. 4 additional restaurants will be opened next year", reports newspaper La Prensa Gráfica.

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

August 2009

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

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.

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McDonald's El Salvador

Organization that operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Phone: (503) 2530-1613

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