FranchiseBA: What Are The Most Popular Franchises in Argentina?

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, us companies

With consumer demand for quality and consistency rising in Argentina, the prospects are good for new and established franchises in a variety of sectors. And when you consider that 67% of all Argentine franchises are concentrated in BA, you can understand why the smart money is moving to the interior. Cordoba is home to only 14% of the country’s franchises, …

Why Good Franchises Are Great Business for Argentina

Patrick Archer entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises

This time last year we posed the question if more Argentine franchises would find success abroad. Now we have an answer. The Art of Exporting Franchises in La Nacion singled out Havanna as one of the few Argentine business models that has translated to foreign soil. While Argentina is often associated with great generics like beef, leather, tango and the Patagonia, franchise experts believe there …

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, …

Wendy’s Returns to Argentina This Year

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, foreign investment, franchises, us companies

The White House may be giving Argentina the cold shoulder today, but we can take comfort knowing a familiar redhead will definitely pay us a return visit this year. When the Wendy’s in Argentina rumor mill kicked into high gear during the last quarter of 2010, we started to have Cuadrada Cravings. Fortunately today we have confirmation of the franchise …

After 20 Years, 200 Argentine Franchises to Choose From

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, franchises

In Argentina, it can be difficult for a small business to get off the ground, given a variety of bureaucratic, financial and legal hurdles. As such, the franchise business model has become an attractive alternative for local entrepreneurs looking to launch their own business with the backing, resources and support of a well-established franchise brand. Today the Argentina Association of …