Johnny Rockets Seeks Fun-Focused Franchisee For Argentina, Uruguay

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Johnny Rockets, the classic all-American hamburger joint, shifted into serious global growth mode in December evident by 2014 franchise openings in Brazil and India. With a solid footprint in other corners of Latin America, the California-based company is now looking to bring their unique concept to Argentina and Uruguay. A lead story in today’s InfoNegocios says Chilean group FESA owns the …

Despite Vacancies, Double-Digit Increases For Buenos Aires Retail Space

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Rental rates for Buenos Aires retail space in key corridors are rising in step with inflation, despite a higher number of retail vacancies compared to one year ago in Capital Federal. “Shuttered storefronts form part of the new landscape, a product of a cooling in consumption and greater caution among Argentines,” while those who remain in business ” face rising …

BQB Airlines Expansion Gradually Filling Regional Void

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Eighteen months after Pluna Airlines ceased operations, BQB Airlines is gradually filling the regional void and making it increasingly unlikely Uruguay will have another national carrier. That is the conclusion of CAPA, the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, in a very detailed analysis of the rapid rise of BQB Air since 2010. When Pluna collapsed in 2012, BQB …

McDonald’s To Save $10 Million A Year Making Cheese In Argentina

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When it comes to the subject of Argentina’s exorbitant import tariffs, the Golden Arches is definitely not Lovin’ It. But a cheddar crisis has created a golden opportunity resulting in new investment and job creation in Argentina. Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, just announced that it will invest $30 million pesos in a new cheese production plant in …

BQB Airlines New Miami Flights And Airbus 319s

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Three short years after launching, BQB (Buquebus) Lineas Aereas is planning to take a giant step forward in becoming more than a short-haul regional carrier with new aircraft and round-trip service to Miami. According to El Observador, the Punta del Este-based airline owned by Juan Carlos Lopez Mena will acquire three brand new Airbus 319’s sometime between March and May of …