Starbucks, McDonald’s and KFC to be built in Cusco, Peru

Living in Peru
Israel J. Ruiz

The corner where the new KFC is to be built.
© El Comercio

Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse company in the world, has set its sights on a locale in one of Peru’s most touristic regions, Cusco.

The coffee and coffeehouse chain is willing to pay any price for a spot near Cusco city’s main plaza, said the owners of the traditional El Ayllu cafe.

The representatives of Cusco’s archbishopric and owners of El Ayllu, stated that Starbucks was willing to pay a high price for their corner coffee shop.

The Seattle-based corporation is not the only U.S. company interested in investing in a place near one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, McDonald’s and KFC have affirmed that they too are going to invest in property near the Inca Citadel.

Even though real estate prices in Cusco city have doubled and in some cases tripled, McDonald’s – the world’s largest chain of fast food restaurants, has already set aside the locale where Bohemia restaurant used to be.

The company is negotiating the rental of the establishment with the owners, the Transporters Association of Cusco.

KFC, on the other hand, is to be located on the corner of Cusco’s main square.

An inauguration date for the KFC and the McDonald’s has not been announced yet but both locales are currently being remodeled.