Parent company CKE Restaurants Inc. has announced the opening of three Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Costa Rica this month. Located in and around the capital city of San Jose, the restaurants are operated by Gold Star Burgers S.A., which has the exclusive development rights to Costa Rica.

The opening in Costa Rica marks the 24th country in which CKE Restaurants operates.

“We are very pleased to have Gold Star Burgers S.A. as part of our CKE team. Latin America is a critical component of our international expansion goals and the premium burgers offered at Carl’s Jr. will be a perfect fit in these markets,” said Andrew F. Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants. “We currently have a very strong position in Mexico where we operate more than 130 stores. This positions us well for further expansion in Latin America.”