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KokoRiko ain't McDonald's, Pizza Hut, or Starbucks. It is, more or less, a Colombian KFC. The space is brightly lit, and the small, simple menu offers family meals. Choices include quarter-chicken platters (fried or rotisserie white or dark meat or chicken tenders) with a side of white rice and one of many sides (ranging from chili, guacamole, and yuca to French fries) for $4.99 to $5.99; one sandwich (fried or grilled chicken in a wrap or on a hoagie for $4.99); and three salads (caesar, garden, or the Koko, which appears to be nothing but sprouts). Despite its mundane look, though, the food is fresh and surprisingly tasty for the price. Which might be why KokoRiko has been Colombia's largest fast-food chain since 1969. Someday it might be the largest in Miami.
"Welcome to Kokoriko," said a smiling young employee in a bright-pink-and-khaki uniform as we entered this brightly lit fast-food restaurant. Just as McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and all of those other multinational fast food chains have invaded the world, KokoRiko has infiltrated America. KokoRiko has been Colombia's largest fast-food chain since 1969; the first U.S. franchise just opened right here in Miami. "Local Colombians love KokoRiko," says the employee. "On the weekends we have... More »
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