Costa Rica: Is the Fast Food Sector Saturated?

According to the union of restaurants, the close of the chain Wendy's reflects the saturation of a market which between 2010 and 2014 saw the opening of 244 outlets.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The east and west zones of the greater metropolitan area of ​​the country are reporting higher saturation levels, according to the Costa Rican Chamber of Restaurants, since the supply per person in this sector "... has the same levels as cities such as Paris and New York."

Nacion.com reports that "... Of all of the restaurants, 64% are in San Jose, 14% in Heredia, 9% in Alajuela and 7% in Cartago. These figures mean that 94% of them are in the greater metropolitan area. "

"... Market research of chain restaurants indicates that between 2010 and 2014, 244 new fast food outlets opened, bring the total to 679 if you count from 1962. That means that 36% of restaurant openings, chain or franchise, occurred in the last five years."

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