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McDonald’s free coffee promotion kicks off today

McDonald’s is going after the morning coffee crowd. That’s probably bad news for Starbucks. In a two-week promotion, which kicks off today, McDonald is offering free small McCafé coffee to customers who visit participating outlets during breakfast hours. “This event is McDonald’s way of encouraging new guests to try McCafé coffee while giving our breakfast lovers even more reason to enjoy the great taste of our signature blend,” Greg Watson, senior vice president, McDonald’s US Menu Innovation, said in a news release. The promotion runs today, Monday March 31... Read More →

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Starbucks offering booze in some stores

You make soon be dropping into your favorite Starbucks for more than a cup of Joe. After promoting  itself as a great place to buy coffee, the chain is now working on being your favorite happy hours place as well. As part of a new Starbucks Evenings program, some of  its outlets are offering wine and beer along with a speciality dishes like bacon-wrapped dates with balsamic glaze and Parmesan crusted chicken skewers. Oh, of course, you’ll have to be at least 21 to order the booze. Starbucks... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media Citg G-- Starbucks 1520 West Olive Avenue Burbank July 30, 2013

Starbucks opens a reserve store in Burbank

There’s a new Starbucks Coffee in Burbank. The new store at West Olive and West Verdugo Avenues is a week old today. Store manager, Kate Kevorkian, says the reaction from the public  has been “wonderful” and there’s ” a lot of excitement” about the store. For many years, this location was the home of Theresa’s Family Restaurant. Back in the spring, Starbuck’s took over the lease of the property and rebuilt what was a dated restaurant into a modern Starbucks complete with patio seating. There are more than a dozen... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Romancing the Bean cafe 3413 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank July 11, 2013

A Strong View: Romancing the Bean

Romancing the Bean. This little place has the best coffee.  They have a large variety including specialty coffees.  Also, the quiche is delicious, the blueberry muffins are divine. Their menu is uniquely chosen with a little bit of something for ever taste. They have pressed Sammy’s, (aged white cheddar, taleggio, blue cheese, mayo on walnut raisin bread) – if you love cheese, this is for you. There is a wonderful Smoked Salmon wrap, I liked this one. Whipped light cream cheese, English cucumber, arugula, spinach . It was just enough, not... Read More →

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