McDonald’s is investing in Costa Rica. It’s in a three-year investment plan that started in 2017 and consists of $17 million. Three new locations will be opened this year. One will be in Concepción de La Unión, Cartago and the other locations have yet to be announced.
200 new recruits will be hired this year, joining the 2,100 current employees. McDonald’s gives a chance to young people without experience. The average age of a worker in the chain is 22-23.
The next three year period, 2020-2022, will have an even greater investment plan. There is room to grow in the central valley and beyond. Currently, there are 70 restaurants in the country plus 61 dessert stations and 13 McCafés.
Aside from opening new locations, many updates and remodels have been done. The company installed windows, high efficiency toilets and LED lights to be more sustainable. Menu additions have been made and charging stations have been added in some locations. The company also started working with delivery services.