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    Default starbucks coming to DR

    starbucks is said to open its doors in SD next year:
    https://www.diariolibre.com/economia...ana-CM12786730

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    starbucks is said to open its doors in SD next year:
    https://www.diariolibre.com/economia...ana-CM12786730
    Uh oh. World domination is near complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyM View Post
    Uh oh. World domination is near complete.
    Knaw just bankruptcy...can’t see a Dominican paying 6 bucks for cup of coffee..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    Knaw just bankruptcy...can’t see a Dominican paying 6 bucks for cup of coffee..
    In Santo Domingo there are plenty of Dominicans who would pay 6 bucks for a cup and coffee and not even think twice about it. Starbucks will just be another place to be seen in SD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbird View Post
    In Santo Domingo there are plenty of Dominicans who would pay 6 bucks for a cup and coffee and not even think twice about it. Starbucks will just be another place to be seen in SD.
    And don't forget the free wifi.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    And don't forget the free wifi.
    Exactly, they will pay the $6 for a cup a coffee, whip out their laptop and look important for the entire afternoon.

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    Horrible coffee. Hate Starbucks coffee.

    I imagine they will be a big success here.

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    I still say it will fail one cup of coffee + 4 pounds of sugar per cup they will have to charge 10 bucks here haha! Now if we could get one in North Coast... that way I can pull out my dusty old laptop and impress people with sheer size of it

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    I could see it working for a variety of reasons.

    1. Air conditioned. Although, it's more likely to be placed inside a mall anyway.

    2. Free Wifi...usually lightning fast.

    3. Frappuccinos are a huge hit in hot climates. Hell, they're even a huge hit in Norway in the summers....and it only gets up to 75f on a hot day!

    4. Consistency, consistency, consistency.

    5. Location, location, location.

    6. Good consistent product.

    7. Extremely well-informed marketing & research teams.


    Having said this, they have failed before, They had issues in Russia and some other countries, but that was mostly for political reasons--bribery, graft, etc.


    My friend Jeremy L (comes down to Cabarete every year for Kite surfing) should know something about it. Jeremy's in charge of the entire North American Sales team (14,000 stores and a team of ten people--with sub-sets of teams underneath them). I would think he would know something. I'll ask him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbird View Post
    In Santo Domingo there are plenty of Dominicans who would pay 6 bucks for a cup and coffee and not even think twice about it. Starbucks will just be another place to be seen in SD.
    Although I'm not a huge fan of Starbucks
    or the Dominicans who like to be "seen" in certain places,
    I would have to agree.

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