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blizzardstormus

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McCafe Thu, 11/6/08 9:35 PM (permalink)
McDonald's just introduced the McCafe to our local McDonald's. They are offering a free quarter pounder WITH cheese if you buy one of the new gourmet coffees. I ordered a large cappuccino and paid $3.50. It had to be the worst cup of coffee that I have ever tasted. Even the teenagers who thrive on this stuff say these new coffees are horrid. Why is McDonald's screwing around with wretched gourmet coffee?
 
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    Sundancer7

    RE: McCafe Fri, 11/7/08 4:46 AM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by blizzardstormus

    McDonald's just introduced the McCafe to our local McDonald's. They are offering a free quarter pounder WITH cheese if you buy one of the new gourmet coffees. I ordered a large cappuccino and paid $3.50. It had to be the worst cup of coffee that I have ever tasted. Even the teenagers who thrive on this stuff say these new coffees are horrid. Why is McDonald's screwing around with wretched gourmet coffee?


    I noticed that Knoxville's McD's closed for a fe days to convert existing facilities to the McCafe. I have no idea what it is about.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
     
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      ScreamingChicken

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      • Joined: 11/5/2004
      • Location: Stoughton, WI
      RE: McCafe Fri, 11/7/08 9:46 AM (permalink)
      I haven't tried the coffee (I'm not a beanhead) but I've seen the TV commercials; here in WI the concept is "Q & A With The Packers Guy". People not familiar with NE WI would think it's some sort of parody but I can assure you he's an accurate representation of a lot of people who live up there. Including some that feature an XX chromosome setup.

      Click on the image to see the video[url='http://www.thornbergandforester.com/projects/motion/mcdonalds/']here[/url].

      Brad
       
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        joerogo

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        • Location: Pittston, PA
        RE: McCafe Fri, 11/7/08 9:52 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by blizzardstormus

        Why is McDonald's screwing around with wretched gourmet coffee?


        $$$$$$$Cha Ching$$$$$$$
         
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          susanll

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          • Location: bartlett, TN
          RE: McCafe Fri, 11/7/08 10:01 AM (permalink)
          I believe they are taking a run at some of the Starbucks business. Only done cheaper.
           
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            NebGuy

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            • Location: Colorado Springs
            RE: McCafe Fri, 11/7/08 10:07 AM (permalink)
            Nice video Brad.

            I've been to many games at the frozen tundra so I'm quite familiar with the diehard cheeseheads. I even own one myself.
             
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              sgtboots

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              • Location: Uniontown, PA
              RE: McCafe Sat, 11/8/08 7:36 AM (permalink)
              I am not a coffee drinker, but I tried the new hot chocolate. The first few drinks aren't bad, but then it gets sickening. I ordered a small and only drank about 1/3 of it.

              Way too sweet.
               
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                Adjudicator

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                • Location: Tallahassee, FL
                RE: McCafe Sat, 11/8/08 9:41 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by joerogo

                quote:
                Originally posted by blizzardstormus

                Why is McDonald's screwing around with wretched gourmet coffee?


                $$$$$$$Cha Ching$$$$$$$


                Oh yes.
                 
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                  wheregreggeats.com

                  RE: McCafe Sat, 11/8/08 9:53 AM (permalink)
                  Who do they think they are kidding ...



                  ... gross.
                   
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                    David_NYC

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                    • Location: New York, NY
                    RE: McCafe Thu, 02/25/10 10:58 AM (permalink)
                    Ever since I saw Wheregreggeats' post above, I've been curious about the "gourmet cakes & muffins and delicious snacks" McDonalds was touting. I've never seen any in the NYC area. Has anybody ever seen them in a USA McDonald's?

                    It seems that overseas, a McCafe is more than a spot for a expresso machine. It is a coffee house built adjacent to a regular McDonald's. Here is a picture of one in Hong Kong:
                    http://flickr.com/photos/20741443@N00/232283970

                    For one at Düsseldorf International  Airport:
                    http://www.duesseldorf-international.de/grafiken/cms/normalbild/McCafe.jpg
                     
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                      Matt Gleason

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                      • Joined: 12/25/2006
                      RE: McCafe Sat, 07/3/10 10:55 PM (permalink)
                      Their new Fraps are good, comparable with Starbucks.
                       
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