Argentina Franchises Finding Success In Foreign Markets

Patrick Archer aruba, franchises, lifestyle

Leather goods, premium coffee, rugby clothes, gourmet ice cream, kids clothing, portable car wash equipment and polo boots. If Argentina made a list of items to pack for a franchise road show on foreign soil, these are some of the de rigueur selections for the carry-on. In a country where consumption is moderating, Argentina’s leading franchises are seizing the moment to …

McDonald’s To Open On “The Most Famous Corner” in Argentina

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, us companies

It used to be a Cinema, but it wasn’t a cinema. It was just located next to a cinema, but the cinema closed in 2002 and the Cinema closed earlier this year. So the cinemas are long gone, but what remains is one of the most valuable corners of commercial real estate in Buenos Aires: Callao and Santa Fe. Clarin’s …

VanityBA: Why Gyms Are A Healthy Investment In Argentina

Patrick Archer aruba, culture, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, vanityba

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

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, competitiveness, franchises, us companies

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 …