New Starbucks Openings in the Region

The U.S. coffee chain launched a campaign to for its new stores in Central America.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

On November 4th, a press conference is scheduled in which they will announce their new openings.

Prensa Libre published on its website, "On the 16th of August, the chain announced in San Salvador that its first coffee shop will open in late 2010, with the help of Corporación de Franquicias Americanas.”

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