More Fast Food in Costa Rica

The U.S. hamburger chain Carl's Junior plans to invest $4.5 million during 2013, with the opening of five new restaurants.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The new stores are to be located in Curridabat, San Jose, San Francisco de Heredia and Tibás and Escazú. Three of them will be outside of malls.

"For this format, which ranges between 400 and 500 square meters, the company will have to spend approximately $ 1 million, while for one in a food court, with an area of between 60 and 80 square meters, the cost comes to $500,000.

Per restaurant, Carl's Jr. generates on average 25 jobs. That means the chain will end 2013 with at least 11 stores and over 250 employees", noted an article in

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