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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…

Dippin’ Dots ice cream comes to Costa Rica
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Dippin’ Dots ice cream comes to Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 21, 2015

The first Costa Rica location of U.S. ice cream brand Dippin’ Dots opened this week at Mall Plaza Premium La Cuesta in Escazú, southwest of San José.…

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…

Another fast-food chain closes in Costa Rica
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Another fast-food chain closes in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 26, 2015

Last Saturday, the restaurant chain Bagelmen’s closed all of its locations in Costa Rica, laying off 110 employees. Signs on Saturday morning placed on the doors at all locations read: “We are…

Wendy’s leaves Costa Rica
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Wendy’s leaves Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 10, 2015

Say goodbye to your favorite redhead. Wendy’s is leaving Costa Rica after eight years, according to a statement on the company’s local Facebook page. Looks like aficionados…

Costa Rica’s franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 2014
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Costa Rica’s franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 2014

L. Arias - December 18, 2014

Despite reports of slow growth in Costa Rica’s business sector, those operating under the franchising regime grew by 12.7 percent in 2014, according to the National Franchise…

Two fast food chains to open new locations in Costa Rica
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Two fast food chains to open new locations in Costa Rica

L. Arias - July 16, 2014

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…

Costa Rica to host Central America franchise summit
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Costa Rica to host Central America franchise summit

L. Arias - April 21, 2014

Costa Rica will host the first Central American Franchise Summit on May 14 at the Radisson Hotel, west of the capital. The meeting aims to promote franchising…

Selling ice cream is good business in Costa Rica
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Selling ice cream is good business in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 12, 2014

Be it soft serve, frozen custard or milk shakes, Ticos love their ice cream. Recently, three companies announced their intentions to cash in on all the dessert…

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