Johnny Rockets Seeks Fun-Focused Franchisee For Argentina, Uruguay

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, us companies

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 …

Subway Restaurants To Double Argentina Stores

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, us companies

Subway restaurants are opening in Argentina at the rate of three per month and the company plans to open an additional twenty outlets between now and the end of 2011. The world’s largest franchise has a network of 34,797 locations currently in 98 countries, and both Argentina and Uruguay are fertile ground for expansion. Mirador Nacional says Subway plans to …

Restaurants, Clothing Will Dominate Argentina Franchise Future

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises

You can always count on the team at Cronista for a well-researched, in-depth analysis of macro trends shaping the future of specific sectors in Argentina. With The Smart Money Looks to the Interior, we attempted to summarize the highlights of Lorena Obiol’s brilliant real estate piece. Now, Laura Andahazi has penned an equally impressive survey of franchising trends in Argentina …

McIPO: Arcos Dorados Investors Are Lovin’ It

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, us companies

Arcos Dorados, McDonald’s largest global franchisee is preparing for what will be one of Latin America’s biggest IPOs ever. Buenos Aires-based Arcos, the group that owns the largest chain of restaurants in South America, will formally announce the IPO in the next week, and sources say shares could begin trading as early as April. According to Cronista, Bank of America, …