The fast-food brand Burger King is returning to Costa Rica, after sealing an agreement with a new franchisee that will operate the chain in the local market.
According to a press release, the franchisee will present the reopening plan on June, 14th.
Burger King left Costa Rica on October 2015, after a breach-of-contract conflict with the previous franchisee.
The brand’s departure caused 29 restaurants to close their doors, and 434 workers were laid off. In addition, the franchisee firm left hefty debts in unpaid taxes and labour fees.
The minister of foreign trade, Alexander Mora, said the brand’s return will contribute to increase economic activity.
Source: La Nación.