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QSR International recently celebrated the opening of its 100th Quiznos restaurant, located in the new Paseo San Francisco Shopping Center in Quito, Ecuador. Paseo San Francisco is located in the fastest-growing area of Ecuador's capital city.
This location features the first Quiznos restaurant with two separate store fronts — one offering Quiznos' signature toasted sandwiches, salads, soups and waffle fries, and the second exclusively featuring Quiznos' yogurt-based Qrunchers and smoothies.
QSR International entered the Ecuadorian market in 2011 in partnership with QZ Delifastfood Ecuador S.A., currently operating in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil. QZ has six traditional restaurants in operation and one non-traditional restaurant located in the Universidad Catolica.
Following the opening of Quiznos Paseo San Francisco Shopping Center in Ecuador, QSR International opened its 101st Quiznos restaurant in Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The non-traditional restaurant offers a limited selection of Quiznos' sandwiches, salads, waffle fries and coffees.
The opening marks the fourth opening this year for QSR International, which is positioned to open an additional 23 restaurants in 2013.
QSR International also owns and operates the Master Franchise for Teriyaki Experience in Latin American and the Caribbean, where they also have obtained the rights to develop Smashburger in Central America, Venezuela, and parts of the Caribbean.
Through a subsidiary, QSR International recently acquired the development rights to open Cinnabon bakery shops in the international airports of Costa Rica.
In addition, and within Costa Rica, QSR International owns, licenses, and operates 30 KFCs, 18 Quiznos, one Smashburger, five Teriyaki Experience restaurants and one Centenario Rum Bar and Cafe.
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