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 and the first outside the capital, San José.
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 Chamber President Jorge Figueroa said is good news for job growth.
California-based burger chain Johnny Rockets on Thursday inaugurated its third restaurant in the country, which represents a $400,000 investment and 15 jobs, bringing to 90 the total number of jobs the local franchisee currently has here.
Despite reports of slow growth in Costa Rica’s business sector, those operating under the franchising regime grew by 12.7 percent, according to the National Franchise Center, part of the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce.
Restaurantes Subs, the local franchise of Subway restaurants, this week reported they will add four more locations by the end of the year, bringing the total number of sandwich shops in Costa Rica to 63.