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Wednesday, July 8, 1998 Published at 18:09 GMT 19:09 UK

World: Americas

Big Mac back in Nicaragua

The McDonald's fast food chain says it's opening its first restaurant in Nicaragua since closing operations there nearly twenty years ago because of the civil war.

The new branch is owned by Ivania Saballos the daughter of McDonald's original licensee there.

McDonald's says it plans to open two more branches in Nicaragua by the end of the year.

McDonald's says it has nearly 1,000 restaurants in Latin America and plans to more than double this by the year 2000

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