McDonald's in Puerto Plata

NanSanPedro

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Most Dominican places are very stingy with their coffee, especially considering how relatively cheap it is here. You're lucky to get a 5oz-6oz cup at best. I was at a Santo Domingo Coffee kiosk is Las Galerias Mall in SD about 4 years ago and paid almost $2.50 for a dinky cup of coffee.

I'm paying 10 pesos for a communion cup of coffee when I do buy out, which is rare. They put waaaaaaaay too much sugar in it for me.
 

windeguy

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Most Dominican places are very stingy with their coffee, especially considering how relatively cheap it is here. You're lucky to get a 5oz-6oz cup at best. I was at a Santo Domingo Coffee kiosk is Las Galerias Mall in SD about 4 years ago and paid almost $2.50 for a dinky cup of coffee.
Dominicans typically drink espresso, hence the smaller yet more potent amounts.
 

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Dominicans typically drink espresso, hence the smaller yet more potent amounts.
That's true, but I'm talking about a cafe con leche. Dominican coffee is a lot richer than American or Colombian coffee, so even a cafe con leche will taste stronger.
 

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I’m guessing mid-January. The big new liquor store just opened next door, they were both being built simultaneously, approximately same size buildings. Have you tried Come en Familia?
 

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Another fine dining establishment. Have a refil on the soda then kick back and listen to the artries harden.
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em.
 
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Another fine dining establishment. Have a refil on the soda then kick back and listen to the artries harden.
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em.
Dominican McDonald's are nicer that many in the USA. Just saying... 🙆‍♂️

This is not in Puerto Plata, but the McDonald's that was under construction in SD near the Huacal building/National Police headquarters has been open for a few months. McDonald's is going through an aggressive expansion plan in the DR. Expect waists to widen more in a few years. lol
 

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They are missing the boat by not opening a McDonald's or Buffalo Wild Wings in Sosua. Heck even just a drive through McDonald's could clean up.
Think of all the mongers who could grab a chica, grab a couple Big Macs and back to the villa.
Talk about a happy meal
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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They are missing the boat by not opening a McDonald's or Buffalo Wild Wings in Sosua. Heck even just a drive through McDonald's could clean up.
Think of all the mongers who could grab a chica, grab a couple Big Macs and back to the villa.
Talk about a happy meal
I wouldn't mind seeing that, but POP works because they built around the major shopping venues. They're counting on that demographic, plus the cruise tourists when in season. In Sosua they prob couldn't count on meeting the high fixed cost of a major fast food chain with a bunch of perverted old drunk pub-trivia-playing Canadians. Some other demographics such as US black American segment seem to be thinning.
 
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Dominican McDonald's are nicer that many in the USA. Just saying... 🙆‍♂️

This is not in Puerto Plata, but the McDonald's that was under construction in SD near the Huacal building/National Police headquarters has been open for a few months. McDonald's is going through an aggressive expansion plan in the DR. Expect waists to widen more in a few years. lol
Not everyone who eats fast food is obese. Not everyone eats it daily.

Adding here, if the grasosa empanadas, chicharrones, frituras, and pica pollos haven't increased obesity in DR, a higher price point, cleaner fast food certainly won't.
 
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Not everyone who eats fast food is obese. Not everyone eats it daily.

Adding here, if the grasosa empanadas, chicharrones, frituras, and pica pollos haven't increased obesity in DR, a higher price point, cleaner fast food certainly won't.
Obesity has actually increased, but Dominicans have eaten empanadas, chicharrones, etc forever. What is "new" are all the fast food places (Dominicans and from other countries) popping up everywhere. The average person was very skinny and an overweight woman was seen as desirable, but today being chubby is seen more of the norm than back then or at least doesn't raises eyebrows nor attract attention.

Case in point, I remember when I was a kid it was extremely rare to see a overweight person, except if they had some condition. Now it's common to see women with a not so flat stomach or men with a bulging stomach. Waists are definitely increasing.
 

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Obesity has actually increased, but Dominicans have eaten empanadas, chicharrones, etc forever. What is "new" are all the fast food places (Dominicans and from other countries) popping up everywhere. The average person was very skinny and an overweight woman was seen as desirable, but today being chubby is seen more of the norm than back then or at least doesn't raises eyebrows nor attract attention.

Case in point, I remember when I was a kid it was extremely rare to see a overweight person, except if they had some condition. Now it's common to see women with a not so flat stomach or men with a bulging stomach. Waists are definitely increasing.
a fat woman is seen as desirable, hmmm for who ??
 

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Big, you know the Dominican men have no shame in their game
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