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Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt to Open in City Mall in Costa Rica. - Bernard Trade Group is proud to announce that Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt has leased a location in the New City Mall in Alajuela, Costa Rica. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2015
Growth Coach Franchise Expands Throughout Mexico. - Just six months after officially launching The Growth Coach in Mexico City with Pablo Payro, The Growth Coach is already expanding well beyond the city’s borders. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2015
Quiznos Franchisee Opens Drive-Thru in Costa Rica. - QSR International will open a Quiznos restaurant with drive-through service located near the municipal courthouse in Guadalupe, San José, Costa Rica. ... [more] 25 Feb, 2015
Tony Roma’s Continues Growth in Latin America. - Iconic restaurant brand Tony Roma’s announces additional expansion in Latin America with new restaurants in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
Another fast-food chain closes in Costa Rica. - Last Saturday, the restaurant chain Bagelmen’s closed all of its locations in Costa Rica, laying off 110 employees. ... [more] 26 Jan, 2015
Orkin Establishes Three New International Franchises. - Rollins Inc., a global services company, announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established its first franchise in India and expanded its presence in Mexico. ... [more] 22 Jan, 2015
The Counter Custom Built Burgers Expands To Mexico. - The Counter Custom Built Burgers announces a new deal with Restaurantes de Marcas Gastronomicas to become the first build-your-own-burger concept in Mexico, with the first unit slated to open Fall 2015. ... [more] 22 Jan, 2015
Dunkin' Donuts Announces Entry Into Mexico. - Franchise agreement with Mexican subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC calls for the development of More than 100 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Mexico over the coming years. ... [more] 5 Jan, 2015
Costa Rica's franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 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 Center (CENAF). ... [more] 18 Dec, 2014
RE/MAX Sells Two International Master Franchises. - Global real estate franchisor RE/MAX, LLC divided and sold their Caribbean and Central America (CCA) region today. ... [more] 17 Dec, 2014
Così Franchisee Opens Fourth Restaurant in Costa Rica. - Così, Inc., the fast casual restaurant company, today announced that its franchisee, Fast Casual S.A., has opened its fourth Così restaurant location in Costa Rica at Paseo de Las Flores in Heredia. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2014
KFC Costa Rica wins regional operations competition. - For the second time in three years, KFC Costa Rica has won Yum! Brands regional team challenge competition. The competition, called the C.H.A.M.P.S. Team Challenge, evaluates KFC restaurants in... [more] 28 Oct, 2014
Villa Italian Kitchen Opens First Mexico City Location. - Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, has opened its newest Villa Italian Kitchen in Mexico City at Centro Las Americas, in Ecatepec. ... [more] 7 Oct 2014
Quiznos stepping up drive-thru presence in Central America. - QSR International has announced the opening of its fourth restaurant in Nicaragua, as well as the construction of the first Quiznos drive-thru location in Costa Rica. ... [more] 29 Sep 2014
Smashburger breaks into Panama market. - The first of five Smashburger restaurants planned for Panama opened in Plaza New York in Panama City on Sept. 4. ... [more] 5 Sep 2014
Cold Stone Creamery plans Central America debut. - Cold Stone Creamery announced it will enter Central America with the first store planned for El Salvador in Q4. ... [more] 4 Sep 2014
Sub Zero Ice Cream to Attend the Latin American Franchise Expo. - Liquid nitrogen ice cream company Sub Zero Ice Cream will be attending the Latin American Franchise Expo while expanding the franchise into Latin America. ... [more] 19 Aug, 2014
Charleys Philly Steaks Expands in Bahamas, Russia. - Charleys Philly Steaks is expanding its international footprint with store openings in the Bahamas and Russia. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
Orkin Establishes Franchise in Quito, Ecuador. - Rollins Inc., a global consumer services company, announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established a franchise in Quito, Ecuador. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2014
McDonald’s Puerto Rican Franchisees Say It Broke FTC Rule. - McDonald’s Corp. franchisees in Puerto Rico say the company broke a Federal Trade Commission rule by selling its restaurants there to Latin American restaurant operator Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. ... [more] 10 Jul, 2014
Smashburger Opens 1st Restaurant in El Salvador. - QSR Internationa announced the opening of the first Smashburger restaurant in El Salvador. ... [more] 11 Jun, 2014
Denny's Celebrates 25 Years in Puerto Rico. - Denny's Corporation along with franchise partner Marpor Corporation are pleased to announce the 25th Anniversary of America's Diner in Puerto Rico. ... [more] 2 Jun, 2014
Krispy Kreme Celebrates 600th International Location. - On May 17, in recognition of this global milestone, the international sweet treat retailer and its Puerto-Rico based franchise partner, Caribbean Glaze Corporation, plan to host a grand opening... [more] 14 May, 2014
Crunch Franchise Announces Its Expansion In Puerto Rico. - Crunch Fitness announces the arrival of their first franchise location in Puerto Rico, just outside Plaza Escorial, Carolina. ... [more] 3 Apr, 2014
Sub Zero Ice Cream Offers a Franchise Seminar in Costa Rica. - Sub Zero Ice Cream in Latin America is holding a franchising seminar in Costa Rica on April 29th to begin franchising efforts. ... [more] 31 Mar, 2014
Chuck E. Cheese's new international units include coffee bars. - Chuck E. Cheese's has opened new locations in Mexico City, Mexico, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of its plan to open more than 80 international franchise locations within the next six years. ... [more] 13 Mar, 2014
Burger King eyes French West Indies expansion. - Burger King Worldwide Inc. and franchisee ADM Food Services, announced today the establishment of three new restaurants in the French West Indies. ... [more] 27 Feb, 2014
Mexico's Modelo Sells Convenience Stores to Circle K Franchisee. - Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo agreed to sell its chain of convenience stores to the operator of Circle K convenience stores in Mexico as it intends to concentrate on its core brewing business. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2014
Doc Popcorn plants flag in Puerto Rico. - Doc Popcorn has opened its first location in Puerto Rico. The new PopKiosk location, which began operations this past weekend, is located at Plaza Rio Hondo in Bayamón. ... [more] 30 Jan, 2014
Central, South America 'primary development areas' for Villa Italian Kitchen. - Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc., a multi-concept restaurant franchisor, has announced the grand opening of its newest Villa Italian Kitchen location at the Unicentro Mall in Bogota, Colombia. ... [more] 30 Jan, 2014
Marco's Adds 109 Locations and Heads for Puerto Rico. - Marco's Pizza has 437 units open in 33 states and the Bahamas. Puerto Rico hopes to open its first store by spring, and by year-end Marco's will have over 600 restaurants open in three countries. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2014
Villa Enterprises Sets Up Shop in Caribbean. - Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc. announced the grand opening of Villa Italian Kitchen at the Blue Mall and The Market at the Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten. ... [more] 18 Dec, 2013
Hard Rock International Prevails in Landmark Termination Case Against Mexican Hard Rock Cafe Franchisee. - Hard Rock International has terminated its franchise relationship with Operadora DB Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Hard Rock Cafe franchisee in Mexico, after several years of disputes relating to non-compliance with... [more] 9 Dec, 2013
Krispy Kreme Celebrates International Franchisees. - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation recognized Krispy Kreme Mexico and Krispy Kreme Philippines as its International Franchisees of the Year at its 2013 International Franchise Conference. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2013
Smashburger developing in El Salvador, Venezuela. - QSR International has entered into a development agreement with Corporacion Hamburgo S.A. de C.V. to develop three Smashburger restaurants in El Salvador. ... [more] 19 Nov, 2013
Così Franchisee to Open Third Restaurant in Costa Rica. - Così, Inc. today announced that its franchisee, Fast Casual S.A., has entered into a lease to open a third Così restaurant in Costa Rica as it continues its successful expansion in this Latin American Market. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2013
Dairy Queen debuts in Costa Rica. - The Dairy Queen system has opened its first two DQ Treat stores in Costa Rica, marking the 21st country for the brand. ... [more] 29 Oct, 2013
Doc Popcorn Announces Franchise Plans in Mexico. - Doc Popcorn, the flavored popcorn franchise, announced its first expansion abroad through the signing of an agreement for 60 units in Mexico. ... [more] 15 Oct, 2013
Atomic Wings is Mexico bound. - Atomic Wings, which launched nearly 25 years go in New York City, is headed to Mexico. The company is committed to opening a minimum of 30 units throughout the country with the first two locations set to open... [more] 4 Oct, 2013
Battery Giant Continues International Expansion with Store in Mexico. - Detroit area based retail battery store franchisor, Battery Giant, has announced their expansion into Mexico. ... [more] 2 Oct, 2013
Regional fair in Costa Rica to offer 60 franchise options. - The first regional edition of Expofranquicias 2013, which kicks off Sept. 26 in Costa Rica, will offer several options to purchase a franchise starting from $5,000 all the way up to $1 million. ... [more] 24 Sep, 2013
Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt Announce Franchise Opportunities in Costa Rica. - In conjunction with Bernard Trade Group BTG Limited, Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt will present franchising opportunities at the Franchise Expo Show 2013 in Costa Rica on September 26 and 27th. ... [more] 11 Sep, 2013
Pollo Tropical franchising in Trinidad & Tobago. - Pollo Tropical, a Caribbean-inspired fast casual brand based in Miami, has opened its newest restaurant in Trinidad & Tobago, representing the brand's 36th international franchised restaurant. ... [more] 5 Sep, 2013
Caribbean International Holdings Begins Franchising. - Caribbean International Holdings has announced it will offer franchises to expand throughout the Caribbean as well as Central and South America. ... [more] 23 Aug, 2013
Starbucks marks 10 years in Chile, Peru. - Chile and Peru opened their doors to Starbucks Coffee Company 10 years ago and are, this week, celebrating a decade of growth that has established more than 100 stores and employs 2,000... [more] 23 Aug, 2013
Quiznos signs development agreement for Nicaragua. - QSR International has signed a three-unit Quiznos development agreement for the country of Nicaragua with Industria de Comida Rápida S.A. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2013
Pollo Tropical opens in the Dominican Republic. - Pollo Tropical, the Caribbean-inspired chain based in Miami, has opened its 35th international franchised restaurant in the Sambil Shopping Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2013
Pollo Tropical expands Costa Rican presence. - Pollo Tropical has opened its 34th internationally franchised location in the Escazú region of the San Jose province of Costa Rica. ... [more] 3 Jul, 2013
Krispy Kreme Mexico Franchise Partner to Open 100th Location in Cancun. - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation today announced that its franchise partner, Taco Holding, S.A. de C.V, will achieve a significant milestone when it opens its 100th Krispy Kreme doughnut shop... [more] 2 Jul, 2013
Così Franchisee to Open Second Restaurant in Costa Rica. - Così, Inc., the fast casual restaurant company, today announced that its franchisee, Fast Casual S.A., has entered into a lease to open a Così restaurant at Plaza Carolina in Costa Rica in August. ... [more] 14 Jun, 2013
Auntie Anne’s to franchise 109 units overseas. - Auntie Anne’s Pretzels has signed franchise agreements in India, the Bahamas and Brunei, marking the snack brand’s first extension into the countries. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2013
Bahamas Mobile Network Opening 30 New Franchise Retail Stores. - The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has announced that it will open ten new Franchise stores over the next four months and another twenty within an eighteen month period. ... [more] 26 May, 2013
Pollo Tropical continues Panama expansion. - Pollo Tropical has opened its 32nd internationally franchised location, and its second in Panama City, Panama. ... [more] 10 May, 2013
Solar Universe Enters International Market and Debuts First Franchise in Puerto Rico. - Solar Universe, the leader in solar franchising, announced today the opening of its first international franchise in Puerto Rico by local entrepreneurs, Luz and William Rodriguez. ... [more] 1 May, 2013
Smashburger inks Panama franchise deal. - Smashburger has signed a franchise agreement for five restaurants in Panama, the fast-casual chain said Monday. ... [more] 29 Apr, 2013
Fro.Zen.Yo Enters into its First Overseas Franchise Deal. - Fro.Zen.Yo has announced that it has signed on a new development agent franchise partner in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... [more] 20 Apr, 2013
Carl's Jr., Hardee's plan entries in Denmark, Guatemala, Puerto Rico. - CKE Restaurants plans to double its presence in the next five years with market entries planned for Denmark, Guatemala and Puerto Rico. ... [more] 9 Apr, 2013
Great American Cookies expands presence in Puerto Rico. - Great American Cookies announced it is expanding in Puerto Rico through multi-unit operators Dan Margolis, Carol Margolis and Wilson Castillo of A.M.A. Pretzels International LLP. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2013
Vitamin Shoppe Opens First International Franchise. - U.S.-based Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. has opened its first international franchised Vitamin Shoppe store in Panama City. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2013
DQ Opens in 20th Country Outside of U.S. and Canada. - The Dairy Queen system, part of Berkshire Hathaway, has opened its latest location in Trinidad, which is the 20th country outside of the U.S. and Canada with a DQ presence. ... [more] 15 Mar, 2013
Jamba Juice to Enter Mexico with Master Franchise Development Agreement. - Jamba Juice Company announced today that the Company has entered into a master franchise development agreement with Casa Operadora de Franquicias MAV to develop 80 Jamba Juice stores in Mexico... [more] 5 Mar, 2013
Sbarro to Open 40 New Restaurants in Peru and Colombia. - Sbarro announced today that it has inked a partnership agreement with Taco Holdings that will significantly deepen the company's presence in South America. ... [more] 21 Feb, 2013
Expansion Into Mexico Continues For Johnny Rockets. - Nearly 20 years after Johnny Rockets first introduced Mexico City to its fun, flavorful dining experience, two locations opened recently in Huixquilucan and Nuevo Leon... [more] 6 Feb, 2013
Quiznos plans aggressive expansion in Mexico. - Quiznos has partnered with Mexico City-based Quizmex SA DE CV to open more than 150 restaurants in Mexico throughout the next 10 years, including five in Mexico City in 2013. ... [more] 28 Jan, 2013
Burger King in franchise deal for Central America. - Burger King Worldwide Inc. said Thursday that it has struck a joint-venture agreement with long-time franchisee Beboca Ltd. to help expand the fast-food chain in Central America. ... [more] 27 Dec, 2012
Moe's Goes to Costa Rica. - Moe’s Southwest Grill, the fast-growing restaurant franchise best known for its flavorful Southwest fare and fun and engaging brand culture, has opened its doors for the first time in Costa Rica. ... [more] 20 Dec, 2012
Burger King plans aggressive expansion in Mexico. - Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Alsea S.A.B. de C.V. have signed a joint venture which will significantly expand the brand's presence in Mexico. ... [more] 13 Dec, 2012
Così opens in Costa Rica. - Così Inc. has announced that it’s franchisee, Fast Casual S.A., has opened its first Così restaurant location in Costa Rica at the Multiplaza Mall in Escazu. ... [more] 11 Dec, 2012
Krispy Kreme to open 500th international store in Mexico. - Winston-Salem-based Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. will open its 500th international store Friday with the launch of a new franchise shop in Aguascalientes, Mexico. ... [more] 6 Dec, 2012
Johnny Rockets opening in Colombia. - Johnny Rockets has announced a franchise agreement with finance veterans Roxana Garces and Jaime Lopez to open 10 Johnny Rockets restaurants in Colombia over the next 10 years. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2012
Smashburger Opens Doors at First Latin American Location. - Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant, celebrated the grand opening of its first Latin American restaurant location in Costa Rica on Saturday, December 1. ... [more] 3 Dec, 2012
EmbroidMe Signs Master Franchise Agreement in Central America. - EmbroidMe announced today the signing of a Master Franchise agreement with Ernesto Martinez and Adolfo Martinez for development in Ceentral America over the next several years. ... [more] 25 Oct, 2012
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens New International Restaurants. - Ruth’s Chris Steak House has announced the opening of two international locations in Singapore and San Salvador, marking the 133rd and 134th steakhouses to open. ... [more] 13 Sep, 2012
Quiznos continues Latin America expansion. - With the opening of its fifth Quiznos Sub restaurant in the Dominican Republic, QSR International continues its aggressive expansion into Latin America and the Caribbean, where it now has 124 total restaurants... [more] 4 Sep, 2012
PostNet Franchise Inks Deal to Develop 16 New Business Services Centers in Central America and Dominican Republic. - PostNet announced today an agreement with Latam Business Franchise S.A. to debut the franchise in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic and further expand throughout Panama. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2012
Venezuela Shuts Down 89 McDonald’s Restaurants Over Tax Records. - Venezuela’s national tax authority Seniat today ordered a three-day shutdown of 89 McDonald’s restaurants across the country on the grounds of inadequate bookkeeping, the agency said... [more] 31 Jul, 2012
Dunkin’ Plans Aggressive Growth in Latin America. - Dunkin' Donuts today announced that it has signed agreements with three of its existing Latin American partners to expand the brand further in the region. ... [more] 25 Jul, 2012
The Dairy Queen System Opens 100th Location in Mexico. - Today, the Dairy Queen system, part of Berkshire Hathaway, opened its 100th location in Mexico and has plans to open 15 additional restaurants by the end of 2012. ... [more] 24 Jul, 2012
Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Opens in Chihuahua, Mexico. - Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, has opened a new Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen in Chihuahua, Mexico. ... [more] 25 May, 2012
KFC and Quiznos to open 15 new restaurants in Costa Rica. - QSR International, owner of various fast food franchises in the region, announced Tuesday that it will open eight new KFCs and seven Quiznos Restaurants in Costa Rica. ... [more] 16 May, 2012
Orkin Establishes Franchise in Turks and Caicos Islands. - Rollins Inc. announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established the company's 21st international franchise in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. ... [more] 8 May, 2012
Red Mango opens in Mexico. - Red Mango has officially opened in Mexico through an international development agreement with Mexican theater chain Cinemex. ... [more] 2 May, 2012
Cosi Signs New Franchisee for Costa Rica. - Così, Inc., the fast casual restaurant company, today announced that it has entered into a development agreement with a new franchisee, Fast Casual S. A., to develop Così® restaurants in Costa Rica. ... [more] 5 Apr, 2012
Baskin-Robbins to Develop 25 Stores in Mexico in 2012. - Baskin-Robbins today announced that the company has signed a new master licensing agreement with BRICE to greatly expand the brand’s presence in Mexico. ... [more] 24 Mar, 2012
Intero Franchise Services, Inc. Further Expands Presence Internationally. - Intero Franchise Services, Inc. announced its continued expansion with the opening of a new international location in San Jose del Cabo within the municipality of Los Cabos, Mexico. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2012
Red Mango heads to Mexico. - Red Mango has announced its first international franchise agreement in an exclusive deal with Cinemex, a leading national chain with 184 movie theaters operating across Mexico. ... [more] 2 Dec, 2011
Wingstop to grow by 120 units in Mexico. - Based on the success of its stores in Mexico City, Wingstop has announced that the company will add 120 restaurants across Mexico over the next seven years. ... [more] 16 Nov, 2011
Quiznos’ Mobile Unit Rolls into Venezuela. - Venezuela has officially welcomed Quiznos at the recent opening of Quiznos’ first-ever international mobile unit. ... [more] 11 Nov, 2011
Papa John's targets return to Bahamas. - Papa John's is looking for franchisees to help re-establish the pizza chain in the Bahamas, its international franchise qualification manager revealed this weekend. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2011
Franchise Direct Unveils Its New Site for the Mexican Franchise Market. - Franchise Direct, one of the internet's top franchise opportunity websites, is proud to announce the launch of its latest franchise portal, which will focus strictly on the Mexican franchise market. ... [more] 19 Oct, 2011
McDonald's Finally Arrives in Trinidad & Tobago. - Woods Staton, president and CEO of Arcos Dorados, and Milagros Bermúdez, market manager of Trinidad and Tobago, officially opened the country’s first McDonald’s restaurant at one of the most popular... [more] 3 Oct, 2011
Panda Express heads to Mexico. - Panda Express has announced that it will open its first restaurant in Mexico on Sept. 3 in Mexico City. ... [more] 1 Sep, 2011
DQ Lands Franchise Agreement in Guatemala. - Dairy Queen has signed an agreement with franchisee Grupo Buen Rollo to open 15 locations throughout Guatemalaby 2015. ... [more] 3 Aug, 2011
Intercontinental Hotels ink Panama franchise deal. - Intercontinental Hotels Group said Thursday it has signed a franchise agreement to bring a new Holiday Inn Express hotel to Panama City, Panama. ... [more] 2 Jun, 2011
Carl's Jr. Now Open in Panama. - CKE Restaurants Inc.announced the opening of the first Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Panama, located at the Tocumen Panama International Airport in Panama City. ... [more] 26 Apr, 2011
Numero Diez! CPK opens 10th restaurant in Mexico. - California Pizza Kitchen Inc. has opened its 10th full-service restaurant in Mexico. ... [more] 21 Feb, 2011
Wingstop to add 20 Mexico restaurants. - Fast-food chain Wingstop is expanding internationally with plans to add 20 stores in Mexico over the course of the next three years. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2011
Krispy Kreme Opens First Store in the Dominican Republic. - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation today announced that its franchisee, Dominspec, S.A. has opened the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in the Dominican Republic. ... [more] 24 Aug, 2010
Wendy's/Arby's to open 24 Wendy's in Caribbean. - Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. plans to develop 24 Wendy's restaurants in the next 10 years throughout the Eastern Caribbean, including Trinidad and Tobago and eight other markets. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2010
BARBADOS - $1.5m Toni & Guy franchise by year-end. - A $1.5 millions investment by Aston Peter’s Trading Co. Ltd is bringing United Kingdom-based international hairdressing franchise Toni & Guy to Barbados by year-end. ... [more] 19 Jul, 2010
California Pizza Kitchen Opens Eighth Location in Mexico. - California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., a leading casual dining chain featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, today announced the opening of its eighth restaurant in Mexico. ... [more] 24 May, 2010
Seafood chain to close. - Seafood franchise Long John Silver’s is closing its doors in Trinidad and Tobago. The closures were announced on Monday, when the company published its audited financial results for its year ended Nov 30... [more] 4 Mar, 2010
Pizza Inn Opens Newest Restaurants in Chihuahua. - Pizza Inn, Inc., an international pizza chain with more than 300 restaurants in 11 countries, announces the opening of its newest restaurants in Chihuahua, Mexico. ... [more] 14 Dec, 2009
Stratus Building Solutions Expands Franchising to Republic of Panama. - Stratus Building Solutions, the St. Louis-based franchisor of branded building service and maintenance operations in the U.S., Canada and Europe, is expanding to Central America by awarding... [more] 2 Dec, 2009
Anytime Fitness expanding to Mexico. - Anytime Fitness Inc. plans to open its first fitness center in Mexico within the next six months, the company announced Friday. ... [more] 25 Sep, 2009
McDonald's ordered to pay $28 million. - El Salvador's Supreme Court has upheld an order requiring fast food chain McDonald's to pay $US24 million in damages to a franchise owner who says his contract was unfairly terminated. ... [more] 9 Sep, 2009
Tasti D-Lite Moving into Mexico. - Tasti D-Lite, a low-calorie frozen dessert chain, announced that the first Tasti D-Lite center in Mexico will open before the end of the year in Mexico City. ... [more] 25 Aug, 2009
Pretzelmaker Opens in Mexico. - NexCen Brands, Inc. announced today the opening of the first Pretzelmaker franchised store in Mexico. ... [more] 17 Aug, 2009
First standalone Dunkin' Donuts opens in The Bahamas. - Dunkin' Donuts is celebrating the opening of its flagship restaurant in the Bahamas. The company's newest international restaurant, in downtown Nassau, is owned and operated by... [more] 14 Aug, 2009
NexCen Brands Announces Opening of First Great American Cookies Store in Mexico. NexCen Brands, Inc. today announced the opening of the first Great American Cookies franchised store in Mexico. The store opened in Bosco Vallarta Zapopan in Jalisco, one of the 31 Mexican states. .... [more] 15 Jun, 2009
Hertz signs brand expansion deal in Mexico. Car rental company Hertz Corp. said Monday it has signed an agreement that will allow its largest franchisee in Mexico to operate under the Hertz brand throughout that country. .... [more] 13 Apr, 2009
Wingstop Spreads Its Wings to Mexico. Wingstop, the national chicken wing chain that sells one million wings daily in the U.S., is crossing the border. The Dallas-based chain recently announced its first international franchise agreement for 10 restaurants in the State of Mexico and Mexico DF over the next two years. .... [more] 12 Apr, 2009
Pizza Inn Opens New Store in Chihuahua, Mexico. Pizza Inn, Inc. renowned for its made-from-scratch crusts, pizzeria-style atmosphere and quality service marked the implementation of a 12 multi-unit development agreement with the opening of the newest international location in Chihuahua, Mexico. .... [more] 27 Mar, 2009
Auntie Anne's opens in Mexico. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels has announced its first store opening in Mexico. The Mexico store marks the 200th international store opening and brings the chain's worldwide presence to 20 countries. .... [more] 13 Mar, 2009
California Pizza Kitchen Opens Fifth Location in Mexico. California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., home of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts, opened its fifth location in Mexico today. .... [more] 23 Feb, 2009
Unlikely Pair Brings Papa John's to Dominican Rep. Papa John's International today opened its first restaurant in the Dominican Republic, bringing with it more than 85 jobs and superior-quality pizza to Santo Domingo's 1.9 million residents. .... [more] 18 Feb, 2009
Starbucks expands in Latin America as U.S. slumps. Coffee shop giant Starbucks, faced with slumping sales in the United States, is expanding in Latin America where consumers new to the coffee brand keep buying, said the chain's Mexican franchiser on Friday. .... [more] 30 Jan, 2009
NexCen Expands in Caribbean. NexCen Brands today announced the signing of a master franchise agreement for the expansion of Marble Slab Creamery franchised stores into St. Lucia, an Eastern Caribbean island. .... [more] 22 Dec, 2008
CKE Restaurants Announces Opening of 100th Carls Jr. Restaurant in Mexico. CKE Restaurants, Inc. is celebrating the opening of its 100th Carl’s Jr.® restaurant in Mexico. Located in Aguascalientes, Mexico, the newly-built 100th unit is operated by licensee Ricardo Cardenas. .... [more] 18 Nov, 2008
Burger King Opens 1,000th Restaurant in the Latin American & Caribbean Region. Burger King Corp. announced today that it now has 1,000 restaurants open in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Burger King restaurants now operate in 27 countries across the region and have realized 15 years of positive comparable sales growth. .... [more] 14 Aug, 2008
Pizza Inn Announces Multi-Unit Agreement in Mexico. Pizza Inn, Inc. today announced the signing of a multi-unit development agreement to open up to 12 new restaurants in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. .... [more] 30 Jul, 2008
Wendy's Signs Two Development Agreements in Mexico. Wendy's International, Inc. announced today it has signed development agreements to open Wendy's restaurants in two major Mexico cities - Monterrey and Mexico City. .... [more] 31 Mar, 2008
Centam Coffee-Starbucks expands shops in Mexico as U.S. slows. Fast-food franchiser Alsea has opened 201 Starbucks coffee shops since the brand first entered Mexico just over five years ago and now stores are popping up around the country at one of the fastest rates in the world. .... [more] 27 Feb, 2008
Midas deal allows expansion in Central America. Midas, Inc. said Tuesday that it signed a a franchise agreement under which the Itasca based auto-repair chain will allow a Costa Rican Toyota distributor to build and operate Midas shops in the Central American nation. .... [more] 26 Feb, 2008
California Pizza Kitchen Opens Second Location in Mexico. California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., home of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, appetizers, soups and desserts, opened its second location in Mexico today. .... [more] 29 Jan, 2008
Brinker, CMR enter joint venture in Mexico. Brinker International Inc. has entered into a joint venture with a Mexican-based restaurant company to dramatically increase the number of Chili's Grill & Bar restaurants in Mexico, as well as to introduce Maggiano's Little Italy outlets there. .... [more] 13 Nov, 2007
Auntie Anne's Moves into Honduras and Greece. Auntie Anne's Pretzels announced today that it is continuing its global expansion with the addition of stores in two new countries, Honduras and Greece. This development brings the chain's worldwide presence to 935 locations in 14 countries. .... [more] 1 Nov, 2007
Single Mom Announces Massage Franchise Now Open in Costa Rica, Ireland Next. Michele Merhib, a certified massage therapist, is the founder of an International franchise with over 50 locations in the U.S. This single mom of two teenagers recently announced her first International success by opening a massage studio franchise in Costa Rica and selling the master franchise rights in Ireland. .... [more] 23 Oct, 2007
Taco Bell reopens in Mexico. It sounds like a fast-food grudge match: Taco Bell is taking on the homeland of its namesake by reopening for the first time in 15 years in Mexico. Defenders of Mexican culture see the chain's re-entry as a crowning insult to a society already overrun by U.S. chains - from Starbucks and Subway to KFC. .... [more] 9 Oct, 2007
Rollins Establishes New Franchise Abroad. Consumer services company Rollins Inc. said Monday it established a franchise in the Dominican Republic. .... [more] 17 Sep, 2007
Hilton signs franchise agreement in Central America. Hilton Hotels Corp. has signed its first franchise agreement in Central America for Hilton Garden Inn, the company said Tuesday. .... [more] 11 Sep, 2007
T.G.I. Friday's Opens 300th International Restaurant. With recent T.G.I. Friday's restaurant openings in Amman, Jordan, Tallinn, Estonia and its recent opening in Barbados, T.G.I. Friday's announced it has opened its 300th international restaurant. .... [more] 4 Sep, 2007
California Pizza Expands Into Mexico. California Pizza Kitchen Inc., the gourmet pizza chain operator, said it opened its first restaurant in Mexico on Tuesday. .... [more] 14 Aug, 2007
PUERTO RICO - Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Opens First International Unit. Beautiful Brands International, the parent company to Camille's Sidewalk Café, announced today the opening of its first international Camille's Sidewalk Café location in San Juan, Puerto Rico. .... [more] 31 Jul, 2007
Cold Stone expands into Mexico, Malaysia and Singapore. Cold Stone Creamery has announced plans to expand its concept to the Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia markets. .... [more] 25 Jul, 2007
Incredible Pizza opens first international location. Springfield-based Incredible Pizza Co. has increased its store list to 14 locations, with the newest opening in Monterrey, Mexico. .... [more] 10 Jul, 2007
California Pizza Goes Into Mexico, Korea. California Pizza signs deal to open new restaurants in Mexico, South Korea, and more airports .... [more] 15 Feb, 2007
Famous Dave's expands to Puerto Rico. Famous Dave's of America Inc. said Thursday it will be expanding to Puerto Rico. .... [more] 2 Feb, 2007
Lake relocating Popeye's to Trinidad. Citing weak customer response, the local franchisee of American fast-food company Popeye's Chicken & Seafood is pulling out of Jamaica and relocating to Trinidad and Tobago. .... [more] 10 Jan, 2007
Homewatch International Grants Central American Franchises. Homewatch International, offering Homewatch CareGivers franchises, has announced the granting of franchise rights to three Central American countries. .... [more] 6 Dec, 2006
BARBADOS - Important for companies to franchise their business overseas. If ever Barbadian companies need to franchise their business overseas, now is the time to do so. .... [more] 29 Nov, 2006
Automotive Arts expanding into Central and South America. Barbados largest vehicle care retail company, Automotive Art, is actively pursuing expansion into the Central and South American markets. .... [more] 21 Nov, 2006
BARBADOS - Barbadian businesses should consider franchising their operations. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, Mia Mottley, is encouraging Barbadian businesses to set up franchises enabling them to operate in other countries. .... [more] 1 Nov, 2006
PUERTO RICO / MEXICO - Chick-fil-A is going international. The famous "eat-mor-chikin" cows will now speak Spanish. Puerto Rico and Mexico are the two first international markets the company plans to reach. .... [more] 20 Oct, 2006

BARBADOS - Subway no substitute. What may appear to be only a constant "dog in the manger" objection to the entry of international fast food franchises into Barbados is, on close examination, not the xenophobic reaction which some people might believe it to be. .... [more] 15 Sep, 2006
McDonald's puts Latin America operations on sale. U.S.-based fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. has placed its operations in Brazil and throughout Latin America up for sale, according to a report Friday in local business daily Valor Economico. .... [more] 15 Sep, 2006
MEXICO - Burger King Corporation Celebrates 15 Years for the BURGER KING Brand in Mexico. Burger King Corporation announced that it has achieved two major milestones in the Republic of Mexico - its 15th Anniversary of BURGER KING restaurant operations and the opening of its 300th Restaurant. .... [more] 13 Sep, 2006
BARBADOS - Goddard seeking licence for Subway. Goddard Enterprises Limited is seeking the licence to operate the fast food chain in Barbados and Government is giving potential objectors until Monday (September 11). .... [more] 31 Aug, 2006
COSTA RICA - Rollins, Inc. Establishes Third International Franchise. Rollins, Inc., a premier North American consumer services company, announced today the establishment of an Orkin franchise in Costa Rica. .... [more] 22 Jun, 2006
Sbarro Announces Expansion in Mexico and Egypt. Sbarro, the world's leading quick service Italian restaurant company, today announced separate international development agreements with leading franchisers in both Mexico and Egypt. .... [more] 8 Mar, 2006
Bennigan's Increases International Presence With Franchise Agreement. Bennigan's Grill & Tavern continues to expand internationally, thanks to a franchise development agreement in the United Arab Emirates and restaurant openings in Mexico and El Salvador. .... [more] 16 Feb, 2006
EL SALVADOR - McDonald's ordered to pay $24 mln to Salvadoran. McDonald's Corp. will appeal a ruling by an El Salvador court that orders the hamburger chain to pay a local businessman nearly $24 million for unfairly revoking his franchise license in 1996. .... [more] 9 Dec, 2005
Captain D's Seafood Restaurants to Open First International Unit in Trinidad. Captain D's Seafood will open its first international operation in Trinidad, Latin America in December, with a total of 17 restaurants planned in the area. .... [more] 8 Dec, 2005
EL SALVADOR - McDonald's ordered to pay $24M over franchise violation. A court in El Salvador has ordered hamburger chain McDonald's Corp. to pay a local businessman $24 million for unfairly rescinding his franchise in 1996. .... [more] 8 Dec, 2005
JAMACIA - McDonald's begins pull out. American fast-food company, McDonald's yesterday began pulling out of Jamaica with the closure of its St Ann's Bay mobile restaurant ahead of the October 14 exit from the Jamaican market. .... [more] 5 Oct, 2005
McDonald's leaving Jamaica. McDonald's, the American fast-food giant which came to Jamaica a decade ago, will be closing its eight restaurants and exit the local market, having failed to find a suitable franchisee. .... [more] 2 Oct, 2005
Fourteen Chili's locations planned for Mexico. Brinker International Inc. said Wednesday that two franchise groups in Mexico are planning to open 14 new Chili's Grill & Bar locations in and around Mexico City. .... [more] 7 Sep, 2005
Cuts Fitness Announces Franchise Expansion Into Mexico. Cuts Fitness has announced a Master Franchise Agreement with Fitness Man, S.A. de C.V. which will bring over 100 Cuts Fitness For Men franchise locations to Mexico over the next five years. .... [more] 4 Aug, 2005
La Quinta Inks Deal for First Mexico Property. La Quinta Corp. has reached an agreement to bring the La Quinta brand to Mexico, with the development of a La Quinta Inn & Suites in the city of Juarez. .... [more] 6 Jun, 2005
Four Seasons may expand in China, Latin America, says CEO Isadore Sharp. Four Seasons Hotels Inc. is looking to expand its chain of luxury hotels in China and Latin America, although the Toronto-based company is not focusing on any specific region. .... [more] 25 May, 2005
Carrefour exits Japan, Mexico, expands in Italy. French supermarket giant Carrefour said on Thursday that it had sold its eight hypermarkets in Japan to Japanese group Aeon and 29 hypermarkets in Mexico to Mexican group Cherdraui, while expanding in Italy. .... [more] 10 Mar, 2005

JAMACIA - KFC to invest $250m in four new stores. Fast food giant KFC will open four new restaurants in Jamaica this year, bringing the chain to 32 stores. .... [more] 9 Jan, 2005
JAMACIA - KFC spending $250-m to expand. Restaurants of Jamaica, operators of KFC and Pizza Hut, is investing $250 million to expand the fast-food chain by four to 34 by the end of this year. .... [more] 8 Sep, 2004
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Upper Cut invests in spa, franchising in Trinidad. Businessman Delroy Collins is to franchise his high-end barber salon Upper Cut Barbers to an operator in Trinidad & Tobago, Collins having recently expanded his Liguanea Kingston branch into a salon and spa. .... [more] 1 Sep, 2004
Mexico's own fast food - tortillas, tacos and tortas - battle pizza, hot dogs. Boosters of Mexico's traditional fast foods are battling McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, KFC and other foreign chains that have taken a bite out of sales of tortillas, tacos and tortas. .... [more] 23 Jul, 2004
JAMACIA - Hoo, Chong to invest in Tastee outlets. Supreme Ventures chairman, Paul Hoo is partnering with another businessman - Herbert Chong, owner of Honey Bun Bakery - to establish 10 Tastee patty franchise operations within two years. .... [more] 23 Jun, 2004
PUERTO RICO - Sale Of Local Burger King Not A Done Deal. Castle Harlan's nearly decade-long efforts to purchase Caribbean Restaurants LLC, the parent company of local Burger King stores, have finally come to fruition. .... [more] 13 May, 2004
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Papa John's opens its first restaurant in Trinidad. Papa John's International Inc. continues to expand its pizza chain in international markets, this time opening its first Papa John's in the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. .... [more] 5 Feb, 2004
MEXICO - Krispy Kreme arrives in Mexico. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. has opened the doors to its first store in Mexico, and plans to open 20 stores over the next six years. .... [more] 21 Jan, 2004
PUERTO RICO - Sizzler's expanding in Puerto Rico. Worldwide Restaurant Concepts, Inc. today announced that its Sizzler USA division has signed a five-restaurant development agreement with Multisystems Restaurants, Inc., Sizzler's existing franchisee in Puerto Rico. .... [more] 25 Sep, 2003
MEXICO - Franchisor to Expand in Mexico. Kentucky-based Yum! Brands Inc. said it plans to invest nearly $50 million in Mexico during the next four years while expanding its local restaurant network to 1,000 units. .... [more] 21 Aug, 2003
MEXICO - Popeyes Chicken plans expansion in other countries. The opening of new restaurants in Mexico, China and Jamaica is already under way and is expected to continue over the next 10 years. .... [more] 17 Jun, 2003
MEXICO - Krispy Kreme expands in Mexico. Krispy Kreme and Grupo Axo, a Mexican company that develops internationally known brands, will form Krispy Kreme Mexico. .... [more] 12 May, 2003
MEXICO - Franchises emigrate to American market. Mexican taco and gordita franchises are making a run for the border. And some nontraditional Mexican franchises such as a sushi chain are joining their quest to conquer the U.S. market. .... [more] 7 May, 2003
MEXICO - Bally Total Fitness Expands Franchises to Mexico. Bally Total Fitness today announced the planned opening of the first Bally Total Fitness franchise in Mexico, located in the Monterrey area. .... [more] 2 Apr, 2003
MEXICO / ARGENTINA - McDonald's slows Latin growth. McDonald's Corp. is curbing expansion of new restaurants in Argentina and Mexico because of their weakening economies, following through on the company's pledge to cut growth in emerging markets. .... 29 Aug, 2001
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