Barista Challenge: Mickey D’s vs. Starbucks October 6, 2008Posted by smooregasbord in Food, General.
McCafe first opened their doors in Australia way back in 1993 and since then more than 300 stores have opened and are generating quit a buzz in Europe and Asia. The first McCafe locations in the US opened in Illinois, and now they are scheduled to spread throughout the US this fall. They’ll be offering a variety of specialty coffee drinks like lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas, not to mention assorted teas and pastries. The atmosphere is said to be very much a step up from the fast food joint that we’ve all come to know and love/hate. They are tauting that you should expect all that Starbucks has to offer, but at a lower price and without the “snobbiness”. Currently, their website does not indicate a launch date for locations in the DC area, but all of their McCafe stores will be open by mid-2009.