Mexican Doughnut Franchise Will Come to Central America

Beleki is making preparations to bring the franchise to the region; Guatemala and Panama are sites of greatest advancements.

Monday, July 6, 2009


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As a first step, the Mexican business is registering the brand in order to be used later. Beleki already has letters of intents signed by investors in Guatemala and Panama.

The Mexican chain is also developing its plan for expanding into the United States. The article by Bernardo Mendoza Ruíz, for Eluniversal.com.mx, interviews the general director of the brand, Julio Díaz: “We are already looking for stores in Los Angeles, California, San Diego and Texas,” said Díaz. “The initial investment of $200,000 will be taken out of the company to install a prototype store which will assure us of the feasibility of the business in that country.”

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