Wendy’s Invests $3 Million in Costa Rica

The fast food chain will open two new restaurants before the end of the year.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

One will be located in the province of San José and the other in Heredia, and will employ a total of 70 people.

The San José restaurant will be opened at Paseo Colón, and the one in Heredia will be located at shopping mall Real Cariari.

Wendy’s opened its first Costa Rican restaurant back in 2006, in the city of San José, noted Nacion.com.

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More Fast Food in Costa Rica

November 2012

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

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.

Fast Food Still Booming

October 2012

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.

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.

New Wendy's Restaurant in Costa Rica

October 2009

"Comidas Rápidas Wentica", Costa Rican operator of the franchise, will open its fifth restaurant in the country.

The $1 million restaurant is located in shopping mall "Paseo de las Flores", in Heredia, and will be open for customers in November.

Jorge Castellanos is the Director of Operations of the franchise in the country.

Costa Rica: McDonald's opens first "ecological" restaurant

August 2009

The $2 million restaurant maximizes usage of natural light and does not need air conditioning.

Located in Lindora, Santa Ana, western San José, it has 400 square meters of construction. It employs 50 people, and is the chain's 34th store in the country.

According to Arcos Dorados, McDonald's operator in Costa Rica and Latin America, this is the first "ecological" restaurant in Central America.

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