Burger King reopens Costa Rica operations
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Burger King reopens Costa Rica operations

L. Arias - June 16, 2016

Burger King is back in Costa Rica just eight months after the former franchisee closed its operations here due to financial woes. The first restaurant of the U.S.…

Chili’s opens fourth restaurant in Costa Rica
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Chili’s opens fourth restaurant in Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 17, 2015

Casual Tex-Mex restaurant Chili's Grill & Bar on Monday opened a new location at Mall Paseo de las Flores in Heredia province, the chain's fourth in the country…

Grupo Britt opens gourmet coffee store in San José
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Grupo Britt opens gourmet coffee store in San José

L. Arias - October 28, 2015

Look out Starbucks, here comes Britt. Tico corporation Grupo Britt opened its first gourmet coffee store in Costa Rica this week at Mall Multiplaza Escazú, southwest of the capital. The shop,…

Costa Rica’s restaurant franchise sector plans new openings, more jobs
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Costa Rica’s restaurant franchise sector plans new openings, more jobs

L. Arias - September 1, 2015

Costa Rica's restaurant sector – and specifically its fast-food sector – is showing improvement in the number of openings in the second half of this year, a trend Costa Rican Restaurants…

El Gallito stores close after 106 years in business; more than 200 employees dismissed
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El Gallito stores close after 106 years in business; more than 200 employees dismissed

L. Arias - August 3, 2015

The iconic Costa Rican store Almacén El Gallito, which in recent years sold mostly party supplies and furniture, last Friday closed its seven locations in Costa Rica citing financial…

Juan Valdez inaugurates its first Costa Rica store
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Juan Valdez inaugurates its first Costa Rica store

L. Arias - May 30, 2015

Colombian coffee giant Juan Valdez on Thursday officially inaugurated the first of five coffee shops it plans to open in Costa Rica this year, representing a total investment of $2…

Franchise owner of Burger King in Costa Rica closes four restaurants
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Franchise owner of Burger King in Costa Rica closes four restaurants

L. Arias - March 2, 2015

[caption id="attachment_59103" align="aligncenter" width="539"] (Via Burger King Costa Rica Facebook)[/caption] BK Centroamérica, the franchise owners of Burger King restaurants in Costa Rica, announced plans to close four of…

Local franchises look for investors at open house in San José
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Local franchises look for investors at open house in San José

L. Arias - February 25, 2015

Six local franchises on Thursday will display their business models in hopes of attracting investors at an open house sponsored by the National Franchise Center, part of the…

Incesa Standard closes manufacturing plant in Costa Rica, lays off 150 employees
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Incesa Standard closes manufacturing plant in Costa Rica, lays off 150 employees

L. Arias - February 6, 2015

Kitchen and bath fixtures company Incesa Standard on Thursday evening confirmed the closing of its manufacturing operation in Costa Rica, which will be relocated to the company’s…

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Johnny Rockets opens third location in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 31, 2015

[caption id="attachment_57212" align="alignright" width="300"] (Via Johnny Rockets Facebook)[/caption] California-based burger chain Johnny Rockets on Thursday inaugurated its third restaurant in the country, which represents a $400,000 investment…