Fast Food Still Booming

While Chili's and Buffalo Wild Wings open their first branches in Costa Rica, the established Applebee's, Subway, Quizno's, McDonald's, KFC and Teriyaki have increased their investments.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Before the end of the year, Hooters will open its fourth restaurant on Paseo Metropolis, in Cartago, east of San José, with an investment of $1 million.

By 2014 the franchise hopes to double the number of stores nationwide.

Besides the opening of restaurants, the chain plans to build a training center to provide training to their employees.

Meanwhile Chili's chain will open its second restaurant at the end of the year in the Plaza Lincoln Mall in Moravia and plans five more in the next three years.

With an investment of $700,000, Buffalo Wild Wings last week opened its restaurant in Plaza Tempo, in Escazú, and plans to open four more stores in 2014.



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The Fast Food Business in Costa Rica

September 2017

In the last three years nine fast food chains opened at least 67 points of sale, both in the Greater Metropolitan Area and in rural areas of the country.

The fast food market in Costa Rica is not showing signs, at least for now, of being saturated. The constant opening of new points of sale by different chains reflects the growth potential that this segment of the restaurant market still has. 

Fast-food Chains Expand in Costa Rica

January 2011

In 2011 fast food chains plan to open 20 new restaurants.

The average investment ranges between $ 1 million and $ 1.5 million for opening of new stores. Also, remodeling of some stores was announced with values between $ 120 thousand and $ 400 thousand.

The new restaurants will generate about 425 jobs.

McDonald's Opens Restaurant in El Salvador

September 2009

The fast food chain inaugurated its eleventh restaurant in the country, located in Antiguo Cuscatlán.

Since September 9th, McDonald's franchise in El Salvador is operated by Guatemalan group McDonald's Mesoamérica.

"This will be McDonald's 11th restaurant in the country, and will increase its workforce to 500 employees. 4 additional restaurants will be opened next year", reports newspaper La Prensa Gráfica.

Costa Rica: $6.5 Million in New Restaurants

June 2009

In the first six months of the year, four fast food franchises have opened six new restaurants.

With an investment of $3.5 million, the firm QSR (Quick Service Restaurant), owner of the franchises KFC, Quiznos, and Teriyaki, opened three locations in Santa Ana. Arcos Dorados, the owner of the McDonald’s franchise, opened three locations in San Ramon, Grecia, and Liberia.

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