Argentina Franchises Booming Across Sectors & Borders

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

Consumer demand for consistency and quality in dining, goods and services is fueling Argentina’s franchise sector with hundreds of original brands and almost 30,000 franchise locations nationwide. Franchises Now Move The Equivalent Of 2.4% Of Argentine GDP, is the headline of today’s iProfesional article which summarizes new market data from the Argentina Association of Brands & Franchises (AAMF). According to …

KFC Opens First Argentina Location in Alto Palermo

Patrick Archer franchises, real estate, us companies

A Christmas miracle of sorts for Buenos Aires residents who have been waiting over two years for the arrival of Colonel Sanders, the “Receta Secreta” and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Rumors surfaced back in October 2010 about the possible Argentine return of Pizza Hut, one of Kentucky-based Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) global restaurant brands. If Pizza Hut enjoyed a successful relaunch …

VanityBA: Why Gyms Are A Healthy Investment In Argentina

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Local retail sales and consumer confidence may be cooling, but don’t tell that to the owners of Argentina fitness centers where 9 out of 10 gyms are growing and double-digit increases in membership rates are only outpaced by membership growth. According to Cronista, fitness is a US$925 million industry in Argentina, a country where some 2.3 million members run, squat, swim, …

With Wendy’s Return, Argentina’s Burger Wars Are Heating Up

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The ongoing battle for burger-lovin’ hearts and minds heats up tomorrow in Argentina with the official return of Wendy’s to Buenos Aires. Ohio-based Wendy’s originally bought 11 Buenos Aires restaurants in the 1990’s for $13.2 million and grew the chain to 18 company-owned restaurants before pulling out of Argentina altogether in 2000. Now, twelve years later, the smiling redhead with pigtails …

More KFC, Wendy’s & Pizza Huts Coming to Argentina

Patrick Archer foreign investment, franchises, us companies

Desarrollos Gastronomicos S.A. (Degasa), the private investment company that controls D&G, the operator of the popular Havanna Cafe franchise, announced a hat trick of fast food outlet expansion in 2012. After opening their first Wendy’s in Argentina on Libertador Avenue in Martinez, the holding company will begin to look beyond Argentina’s borders. One of Degasa’s first orders of business will be expanding …