Arcos Dorados, the company that manages the McDonald’s brand in the Virgin Islands, has announced the appointment of Marisol Vega Couto as managing director for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. She will be responsible for the operational aspects of all McDonald’s restaurants in the markets, including supervision of the supply chain, commercial relations with suppliers, new product launches and brand development.
Vega Couto earned a law degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of the Sacred Heart. Her previous experience includes work with private law firms, the Office for Budget and Management (OGP) and the communications firm Fleishman Hillard. She began her career with Arcos Dorados in 2011, responsible for the Communications Department for the Caribbean Division. Vega Couto is the first woman to lead the operations of Arcos Dorados in Puerto Rico and the U.S.V.I.
About Arcos Dorados is the world’s largest McDonald’s franchise in terms of system-wide sales and number of restaurants, and it operates the largest quick service restaurant (QSR) chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald’s restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories. www.arcosdorados.com/ir