KFC Restaurant Chain to Open New Stores in Guanacaste

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The arrival of the popular chain of fried chicken restaurants Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in Guanacaste is imminent, now that Grupo Intelectiva, the company that owns the KFC franchise in Costa Rica, has announced its expansion plan, which includes the establishment of two new stores.

The first store to open in 2016 will be in Nicoya, and it will be located at the crossing of the main entrance to the city, where the Burger King Restaurant previously resided.

The restaurant’s opening is planned for the last week in April.

The establishment in Liberia will open during the second half of the year, though no location has been chosen as of yet.

Isidro Perera, KFC Costa Rica’s general director, said that, “…as part of our expansion strategy, the KFC restaurant chain will reach 38 establishments in the country. These new restaurants will be added to the other three openings we’ve done following the acquisition of the franchise by Intelectiva Costa Rica.

Regarding the personnel to be hired, the company indicated that there will be about 30 jobs available and that employees from the region will be hired. KFC will hold employment fairs to start the selection process, which will start at the beginning of March.

KFC has more than 18,000 restaurants in more than 115 countries. Its first restaurant in Costa Rica opened its doors in February of 1970.