Fast Food Outlets in Costa Rica: Some Leaving, Others Expanding

In the same month that two fast food franchises closed operations, another chain has announced that over the next 18 months it will be investing $4 million in opening three new stores.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

At the moment the fast food chain Johnny Rockets operates in three locations, in which it has invested about $2 million. It is expected that in the coming months there will be three new facilities to be located in City Mall in Alajuela, Escazú Village and Terrazas de Lindora, with an investment of 4 million.

Antonio Burgos, representative of the firm in the country, told that "... We will be investing close to $1 million just in the opening in the Alajuela commercial center due to the magnitudes of the restaurant. Similarly, for the other two premises we expect to spend about $800,000 on each. "

He added that "... We project that this and next year we will have a significant growth which will allow us to increase the number of jobs and investment in the country. "

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