QCOSTARICA – BK Centroameria announced Saturday the closure of four of the 33 Burger King locations in the country, leaving 39 people out of work.
The Burger King restaurants: Heredia, Plaza Real Cariari, Paseo Metrópoli (Cartago) and Santo Domingo (Hederia) closed their doors for the last time on Saturday.
The general manager of Burger King Costa Rica, Mario Jimenez said through a press release that the closures are unrelated to the reasons given by other companies closing operations in the country.
“We know that in recent weeks there have been closures of premises by other companies similar to ours, but these four cases of Burger King have nothing to do with the reasons that these closures occurred; in our case, are due to these premises are not viable from a financial point of view,” said the manager.
The first Burger King opened in the country in 1990 in front of the Fuente de la Hispanidad in San Pedro.
Burger King has locations in San José, Alajuela, Guapiles, Liberia, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Limon, Nicoya, among other cities.