Restaurants: Another Closing in Costa Rica

The Hooters chain announced that since February 3rd it closed definitively the establishment that was in Moravia, arguing that the sales levels required to be sustainable were not reached.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

An official statement details that the closure was made because of " particular circumstances of the area (Moravia) that have occurred during the last year."

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Hillary Flores, spokesperson for Hooters in Costa Rica, explained to that "... the main reason for the decision to close was that it did not meet the business expectations that were expected in the area. We did not achieve the sales levels that the restaurant requires to be sustainable."

According to Flores, "... the financial situation of the chain in Costa Rica is healthy and they have no plans for further closures."

The casual food chain will maintain five restaurants in the country, which are in San Pedro, Heredia, Pinares, Alajuela and Escazu.

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