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 …

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 …

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 …