Costa Rica: More and More Burgers

There are at least 15 Costa Rican restaurant chains where burgers are the highlight dish on the menu.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

International brands include Mc'Donald's with its 50 stores, Burger King with 31 and Wendy's with 13 restaurants. Other fast food franchises with burgers on the menu are "Carl's Jr., which debuted in 2011 and has six locations, and Smashburger, which opened its first store in Lincoln Square, earlier this month."

Hamburger Factory, with six locations, and Hamburguesía are the main Costa Rican brands competing in these segment. adds that "less specialized, but with a menu that highlights burgers are also Denny's, Applebee's, Mo Joe's, Moe's, The Market and Tony Romas, among others."

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