Breakfast Wars: Burger King turns to Starbucks’ Seattle’s Best coffee

USA Today reports that Burger King(BKC) plans to launch a massive new coffee line as it tries to overhaul its breakfast menu and boost its slumping business.
The nation’s No. 2 burger chain will add Starbucks’ Seattle’s Best Coffee to all its U.S. restaurants in a phased roll-out that begins this summer, executives told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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Tim Hortons Heats up Battle over Breakfast

Hollie Shaw at the Canadian National Post reports that Tim Hortons has fired off another round in the breakfast war among Canada’s quick-service giants, introducing its own version of rival McDonald’s Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich.

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Will Wendy’s bite into Krispy Kreme?

Dan Gearino reports in THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH that Wendy’s/Arby’s has indicated it would like to buy another restaurant company, a possible target has emerged: Krispy Kreme. The rumor surfaced on Breifing.com and then was reported by Barron’s.

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Subway Breakfast Experience Not Exactly a Wake-up Call

Emily Bryson York reports in Advertising Age that Subway has an uphill climb to capture the morning daypart. Sudway announced last Friday that it would expand its test of Seattle’s Best Coffee to 9,000 locations in an effort to drive morning business — but it is going to have its work cut out for it if anecdotal evidence is any indication.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Launches Everyday Value Menu in Chicago

As consumer spending continues to tighten this holiday season, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today introduced a new limited-time value menu designed to offer quality products at low prices throughout the Chicago market.

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McDonald’s Preparing to Take Breakfast Dollar Menu Nationwide

Mike Hughlett reports in the Chicago Tribune that McDonald’s Corp. appears to be planning to mate its popular dollar menu with its equally popular breakfast menu in a nationwide promotion, and not just in Chicago and a few other markets where it currently exists, according to documents obtained by the Tribune.

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