With the announcement that the Burger King franchise here will close its 29 stores, other food firms are seeking to hire some of the estimated 430 persons who are being fired.
Among them is the Costa Rica Beer Factory, which said it will open in Avenida Escazú at the end of the year. The firm has been in Barrio Escalante for three years.
The firm said it was interested in hiring 15 persons with experience as chefs, waiters and other restaurant jobs.
The problems with Burger King have been known for some time. They involved the relationship with the franchise holder here and the foreign trademark owner.