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McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 16, 2014 06:46PM

McCaffeine!! (during breakfast hours only)

The fast-food chain is giving away a small cup of McCafe coffee during breakfast hours through Sept. 29 at participating McDonald's restaurants across the country, McDonald's said Tuesday. It ran a similar promotion in March and April.

The Oak Brook, Ill., company is fighting with other quick-service chains and coffee shops for morning customers, one of the fastest-growing segments in the restaurant industry.

Taco Bell, for example, is rolling out its own breakfast options. Burger King announced last month it was buying coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons in a clear play for the breakfast market. In California, McDonald's faces competition from Dunkin' Donuts, which has begun to push aggressively into the state.

In its second quarter, McDonald's said sales in U.S. stores open at least a year, known as same-store sales, fell 1.5%. Net income was roughly flat compared with the same quarter last year.
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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 16, 2014 06:48PM
well, if what they served was actually coffee, it would be nice...

What they have done to their shakes is appalling.
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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: 3d
Date: September 16, 2014 07:20PM
McDonalds coffee is great. Nice medium roast. I'll take free any day.
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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 16, 2014 07:26PM
I like McDonald's coffee, mainly because it is usually strong and I bring it home and make my own iced coffee out of it. You can't beat their large for a dollar size. It makes 2-3 iced coffees for me.





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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: PizzaGod
Date: September 16, 2014 08:05PM
Ditto-when they started this coffee thing I was the first to say they'd screw it up, who cares, etc.

I'm a believer now, and hit them daily (or more). The only reason I'm not there right now is that the WiFi at Starbucks is better (although they are serving Pikes Puke today and that is reason enough to NOT be here)
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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: Black
Date: September 16, 2014 08:15PM
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Racer X
well, if what they served was actually coffee, it would be nice...

What they have done to their shakes is appalling.
McDonald's coffee is fine.




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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 16, 2014 09:04PM
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Racer X
What they have done to their shakes is appalling.

It sure is... I had one for the first time in years last week. Yuck.



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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: max
Date: September 16, 2014 09:31PM
Quite decent stuff.
It is a night and day from the swill it used to be....
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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 16, 2014 10:12PM
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Paul F.
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Racer X
What they have done to their shakes is appalling.

It sure is... I had one for the first time in years last week. Yuck.

The Shamrock Shake is this weird viscous green alien urine looking stuff streamed into a vanilla shake.

Now, I'm not dissing a rockin' vanilla shake with creme de minthe in it, but that is world's apart.

I ordered my GF a vanilla shake when she had a stomach issue. The only thing that didn't sound like it would make her erupt. We were on the way back from the urgent care clinic. Her vanilla shake was this generic unflavored shake mess of an extruded sludge, with french vanilla syrupy crap mixed in. Probably the same stuff added in their McCafe machine to coffee drinks.

Even I wouldn't finish it.
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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: Black
Date: September 16, 2014 10:31PM
OK, gotta ask-- does anyone else think "McCafe" should be pronounced similar to "McCabe?"




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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: PizzaGod
Date: September 17, 2014 06:51AM
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Black
OK, gotta ask-- does anyone else think "McCafe" should be pronounced similar to "McCabe?"

I just thought it was the Antivirus for Windows.....
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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 17, 2014 09:55AM
I'm sipping on some right now. Not bad. Not great. Better than the coffee they used to sell, that's for sure. But the $1.00 Sausage McMuffin is very tasty.
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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 17, 2014 11:17AM
But the $1.00 Sausage McMuffin is very tasty.

Wha...?!

WHAT $1.00 Sausage McMuffin??

I LOVE those.

They're almost $4.00 out my way.

Is this a promo of some nature?

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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: Sam3
Date: September 17, 2014 11:27AM
I have to drink decaf, and McCafe decaf is just like every other cheap restaurant decaf, in other words, horrible. The only decaf that I like, that has a decent coffee taste is Starbucks.
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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 17, 2014 12:38PM
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Racer X
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Paul F.
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Racer X
What they have done to their shakes is appalling.

It sure is... I had one for the first time in years last week. Yuck.

The Shamrock Shake is this weird viscous green alien urine looking stuff streamed into a vanilla shake.

Now, I'm not dissing a rockin' vanilla shake with creme de minthe in it, but that is world's apart.

I ordered my GF a vanilla shake when she had a stomach issue. The only thing that didn't sound like it would make her erupt. We were on the way back from the urgent care clinic. Her vanilla shake was this generic unflavored shake mess of an extruded sludge, with french vanilla syrupy crap mixed in. Probably the same stuff added in their McCafe machine to coffee drinks.

Even I wouldn't finish it.

If you're ever in the NC, SC, TN, GA or VA area check out CookOut. They have a killer handmade shake for
like $2.19. I'm partial to the Banana, made with real bananas. The rest of their food not so good, you can
get a cheeseburger with a side of a corn dog and a hot dog, like a heart attack in one meal.
[cookoutnc.com]


I was in there one night with a bunch of us and order a Chicken Wrap thinking I would get grilled chicken
and got fired chicken strips and soggy lettuce on a flour tortilla. Nasty.



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Re: McDonald's Is Giving Away Free Coffee Again To Boost McCafe Brand
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 17, 2014 01:14PM
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PizzaGod
I'm a believer now, and hit them daily (or more). The only reason I'm not there right now is that the WiFi at Starbucks is better (although they are serving Pikes Puke today and that is reason enough to NOT be here)

Pike is always available no matter the day. Ask for a pour over of the bold if that suits you better. at my store this week the bold is Italian Roast - which I don't happen to like.



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