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blizzardstormus
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2008/11/06 21:35:56 (permalink)

McCafe

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
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    RE: McCafe 2008/11/07 04:46:50 (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
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    ScreamingChicken
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    RE: McCafe 2008/11/07 09:46:16 (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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    RE: McCafe 2008/11/07 09:52:57 (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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    RE: McCafe 2008/11/07 10:01:22 (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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    RE: McCafe 2008/11/07 10:07:23 (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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    RE: McCafe 2008/11/08 07:36:54 (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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    RE: McCafe 2008/11/08 09:41:12 (permalink)
    quote:
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    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
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    RE: McCafe 2008/11/08 09:53:32 (permalink)
    Who do they think they are kidding ...



    ... gross.
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    David_NYC
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    RE: McCafe 2010/02/25 10:58:56 (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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    RE: McCafe 2010/07/03 22:55:21 (permalink)
    Their new Fraps are good, comparable with Starbucks.
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