CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Aug. 27, 2009: Burger King franchises in the Latin America and Caribbean region continue to grow, with the company adding 85 new restaurants so far this year.
Armando Jacomino, President of BK Latin America & Caribbean said the new restaurant brings the total franchises to 1,078. He also revealed that for the first time, the company has entered the Suriname market while also re-entering Uruguay.
Meanwhile, across the Caribbean, St. Lucia led with a 16.7 percent sales increase, followed by Grand Cayman with 11.4 percent and St. Maarten with +9.5 percent.
Burger King named Jacomino as president of the Latin America region in 2007. Jacomino reports to Burger King Corp.`s CEO John Chidsey. Jacomino began his career at a BURGER KING restaurant in 1970 as a crewmember in Miami.
He rose quickly through restaurant management positions in both the U.S. and Latin America regions. After leaving Burger King Corp. to serve as a regional operations manager for two large corporations, he rejoined the company as a franchise business manager in 1998. Most recently, Jacomino served as vice president of operations, training and Mexico development for the Latin America region. Jacomino is a graduate of Miami-Dade College.