New Al Macarone Restaurants in Guatemala

The Italian chain Al Macarone franchised 5 new restaurants in 2009.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eduardo Valiente, Al Macarone's executive director, remarked that they have 52 restaurants in the country, 47 corporate owned and 5 franchises.

Journalist Byron Dardón writes in Prensa Libre's website: "Chain executives indicates that Al Macarone controls 65% of the fast food market..."

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Pollo Campero Expanding in Europe

October 2010

The Guatemalan fast food chain opened its third restaurant in Barcelona, Spain.

The opening is part of the agreement with Eat Out group.

Juan José Gutiérrez, Pollo Campero's chief executive, announced the plan of the chain's international expansion with new openings in Brighton (UK), Milan (Italy), New Delhi (India) scheduled for November and December.

Italian Food Franchise Expands in Guatemala

July 2010

The Al Macarone chain has opened four new restaurants and expects to add another 13 by the end of the year.

Since beginning operations in 1977 the chain has inaugurated 62 restaurants, of which 11 operate as a franchise.

"We expect to have a total of 75 establishments by the end of 2010 and also start investing in the rest of the Central American isthmus using the franchise model," explained Francisco Farjardo, Al Macarone's head of franchise operations, to Elperiodico.com.gt.

Pollo Campero Grows in Europe

May 2010

The fast food chain plans to open 100 restaurants in the Iberian Peninsula over the next 5 years.

In alliance with Eat Out group, the Guatemalan franchise has opened its second restaurant in Barcelona, Spain.

From there, Campero plans to expand to all of Spain, Portugal and Andorra.

Costa Rica: $6.5 Million in New Restaurants

June 2009

In the first six months of the year, four fast food franchises have opened six new restaurants.

With an investment of $3.5 million, the firm QSR (Quick Service Restaurant), owner of the franchises KFC, Quiznos, and Teriyaki, opened three locations in Santa Ana. Arcos Dorados, the owner of the McDonald’s franchise, opened three locations in San Ramon, Grecia, and Liberia.

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