QCOSTARICA – The Burger King brand will soon return to Costa Rica, reports La Republica, confirming confidential sources that the new business group acquiring the brand has recalled some employees of the previous operator that closed last year.
La Republica says the new company is working on training seminars for the reintegration of employees.
The company is also in the process of renovating the Novacentro location. Some of the former Burger King stores were acquired by other fast food companies, like Popeye’s and KFC, while others, like the Sabana norte location is now an Avis car rental office.
In October last year, following a break down of negotiations between the parent company in the U.S. and local franchisee, the Burger King brand disappeared in Costa Rica, closing 29 restaurants and the layoff of 434 people.