Domino's Pizza Reopens in Costa Rica

The franchise was acquired by Jorge Alcázar, owner of chicken food chain "Restaurantes AS".

Monday, August 10, 2009

Domino's used to operate mostly as an express delivery service, but the new owners will open restaurants with capacity for 50 to 75 people. They will start with a store in the east of San José, and another in the west of the city.

The franchise was owned by Mexican group "Grupo Mozarella" (BGM), who closed its Costa Rican stores in February 2009.

According to an article in, "Domino's competes in the country with Pizza Hut (the largest, 48 stores), Papa John's (12 stores), and other smaller brands".

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