McDonald’s Corporation’s financial vital signs have kept worried investors up at night in recent years. Lacking same-store growth momentum, McDonald’s managed to find growth overseas … until international markets started to quickly saturate. McDonald’s has been making death rattle noises on the retail fast food market ever since. McDonald’s slowly recognized that they were losing […]
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Somehow the editors of today’s USA TODAY let this article slip by without a pie chart: USATODAY.com – Taste test: The little joes take on Starbucks. Somebody is getting a pink slip. But in this article, USA TODAY food and wine critic Jerry Shriver takes a very CoffeeRatings.com-like approach to reviewing the “premium” drip coffee […]
Today’s Los Angeles Times reports on the corporate expansion plans of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Coffee Chains in Grand Battle to Take No. 2 Spot – Los Angeles Times. Coffee Bean’s angle? Just looking at the ratio of coffeehouses to residents, Seattle is more than ten times as saturated as California. Thus this […]
Today’s Crain’s Chicago Business covers some of the first reports from the field for how well McDonald’s reformulated coffee is faring in the marketplace: McDonald’s new coffee wins early praise | Crain’s Chicago Business The initial results for the Big M look promising: apparently some people can actually taste “coffee” in their styro-paper cups. That […]
McDonald’s is apparently feeling the heat from consumers’ changing tastes in coffee. According to yesterday’s Chicago Tribune, McDonald’s is planning to switch their customers to a new “premium roast” instead of the dreck they’ve been sloshing for the past 30 years: New McDonald’s brew (or as The Arizona Republic put it today: McDonald’s to tap […]
Normally I detest the monotony of the rip-and-read medical research press release du jour that you see in the news every week. Depending on the week you tune in to this short-attention-span drivel, coffee will either give you heart attacks, improve your sex drive, prolong your life, make you impotent, or all of the above. […]