Restaurant Franchises Keep Growing

In Guatemala and throughout Central America the opening of franchise restaurant chains continues to increase.

Monday, August 22, 2011

In the coming months 7 new franchise restaurants will open in Guatemala, including the return of the U.S. firm Dunkin Donuts. Currently there are 200 franchises operating nationwide restaurant, of which 75% are U.S. companies

The CEO of the Corporation of Franchises (Francorp), Jose Fernandez, told that Guatemala "has become fertile ground for the industry, with something for every taste and sector. Fernandez says brands have been found in the franchise model a safe route for expansion. "

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Guatemala: Wendy’s Invests $6.4 Million

May 2010

The company plans to open 8 new restaurants until 2013 at $800.000 each.

Stephanía Calderón, Wendy’s marketing manager, explained that they expect to open two restaurants in 2010, one in September and the other by yearend.

Ramón Hernández, president of the Guatemalan Franchises Association, referred to Wendy’s expansion plans, stating that “in the food industry each brand has its own strategy.

Dunkin' Donuts Opens New Store in Guatemala

July 2012

It is the chain’s fourth point of sale in the country, and is located in Zone 9 of Guatemala City.

The franchise originally from North America has has a worldwide presence for over 60 years.

In Guatemala, the brand is operated by the Honduran group Intur, and opened its first store in May of this year.

Taco Bell Returns to Panama

June 2009

Next June 15, Franquicias Panameñas will open the first Panamanian Taco Bell fast food restaurant franchise in Multiplaza Mall.

Besides the store in Multiplaza, the US franchise will open restaurants in El Dorado, Albrook, Metro and Villa Lucre shopping malls, among others.

Guatemalan Food Businesses Looking To Expand

August 2012

Food chains in Guatemala are entrenched in the country and are counting on regional growth via the franchising model.

The president of the Guatemalan Union of restaurants, Salvador Contreras, said the sale of franchises is the engine that will drive expansion.

Some of the Guatemalan chains that are already selling franchises abroad are Al Macarone, Los Cebollines and Pollolandia among others.

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