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Monday, September 16, 2013

Dairy Queen (aka DQ) Ice Cream comes to Costa Rica in 2013 & 2014 (MORE Americana Tastes•Fast Foods!!)

Another slice of Americana comes to Costa Rica (AGAIN [RUMOR has it that they were in Costa Rica back in the 1970 and 1980 in Downtown San Jose)!  Dairy Queen (aka DQ) will be opening a BUNCH of small ice cream parlors and/or their Americana Fast Food Restaurants in Costa Rica in 2013 and 2014.

They are SUPPOSED to open their first of 4 stores next Wednesday - in MultiPlaza Escazu (I say "supposed" as they were originally "supposed" to open in July - ahhh - doing business in Escazu!!])

The 2nd store will open in Downtown San Jose on Avenida Central "AROUND" the end of September 2013.

Reports have it that the Escazu and Downtown San Jose stores will ONLY sell their tasty Americana ice creams.

2 more stores will open in November - in San Pedro and at the Paseo de las Flores Mall in Heredia.

And they plan on opening more stores in 2014 in Alajuela, Cartago, Curridabat, Desamparados, Heredia and Tibas.

Dairy Queen partners -  John Fremont "Grandpa" McCullough and his son Bradley created the FIRST Soft Serve Ice Cream in 1938 and later opened their first Dairy Queen with Sheb Noblewere in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois.

I THINK they originated the concept of the Blizzard -  a thick soft-serve in a cup with sundae toppings and/or pieces of famous CANDY like MY FAV - Butterfingers, Oreo, M & M's and Snickers, cookies, or brownies mixed in with a special "blender" (I LOVE these as I like ice creams with CHUNKS of things in them - something HIGHLY LACKING in Costa Rica!!!)!!!

They also carry MY FAV - FAV - FAV - MALTS (with EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA Malted!!!!  [like those Malted Milk Balls you see around Easter!!!  Actually, AutoMercado sells the Malted Powder!!  Can we say "Give me a SPOON!!!").

I'm going to dig deeper to see if they're going to bring MANY of their GREAT flavors to Costa Rica - I'm ESPECIALLY hoping they bring MY #1 FAV:
Candy Cane Chill with Peppermint & chunks of Chocolate in December - in time for Christmas!!!

my #2 FAV - Choco Cherry Love in February for Valentine's Day!!! 

I also love my DQ Ice Cream in their Waffles Bowls and Cones!! 

MANY LOVE their Orange Julius Treat Smoothies. 

I wonder if they're going to sell their Ice Cream Cakes also???)

I'm digging for more details but in the meantime -
for more info on the opening of the Costa Rica Dairy Queens and the history of Dairy Queen - check out:






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