Costa Rica: 29 New Restaurants in 2010

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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.

"Stephanie Charpentier, from 'Corporación de Alimentos del Rey' (Burger King, Papa John’s y Church’s Chicken), explained they will open 9 new restaurants, three for each brand".



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