Sbarro announces its inaugural location in Costa Rica. In an exclusive development agreement with franchise partner Pizza in Paradise Sociedad Anonima, led by Jorge Moya and sons Jorge and Jose, has opened Sbarro—known for its extra-large New York-style pizza slice—in Lincoln Plaza in the city of Moravia, with more locations to follow.
“The restaurant industry in Costa Rica is very competitive,” says franchise owner Jorge Moya. “The region is saturated with a wide variety of different foods. However, we are also a culture that appreciates quality, and Sbarro’s superior approach to pizza—including freshness, taste, and using only premium quality ingredients—will be embraced.”
This exclusive agreement will accelerate the momentum that Sbarro has generated in its recent development efforts, including the opening of more than 40 new restaurants in 2019.
“We are very excited to partner with Mr. Moya and family, and to enter the Costa Rican market. We believe it represents an exciting growth opportunity for Sbarro, and are encouraged by the demand in the region for high quality foods made with only the best ingredients. We are confident that they will be a strong partner who will grow and strengthen our brand,” says Sbarro CEO David Karam.
Sbarro currently operates more than 600 stores in 25 countries.