Fast food: More Investments for 2020

In Costa Rica, the Burger King restaurant chain announced that it plans to open three locations in San Jose, Heredia and Alajuela in the coming months.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

According to information from the company, the restaurants that will begin operating in the next two months will be located at Universidad Latina de San Pedro, Santo Domingo de Heredia and City Mall, Alajuela.

See "Restaurants: What do Costa Ricans Prefer?"

Mario Jimenez, general manager of Burger King, told Elfinancierocr.com that "... the growth will remain constant and sustained during the next months, inside and outside the Great Metropolitan Area, because their products have great acceptance in the market."

Burger King closed operations in the country in October 2015, however, the brand returned to the country eight months after the hand of the business group JV Central America. Currently the chain operates 23 restaurants in the Costa Rican market.

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