I’ll Have a Low-Fat Muffin With My Latte

The study found no significant change to Starbucks’s revenue after the calorie law went into effect, despite complaints from some companies that the law would hurt their bottom line. The study did say that Starbucks stores within 100 meters of a Dunkin’ Donuts had an estimated 3 percent increase in revenue. Professor Leslie interpreted that finding as suggesting that people had been frightened away when they discovered the number of calories in the staple Dunkin’ Donuts products, doughnuts.

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I spy a ‘Stealth Starbucks’

Patrick Oppmann writes at CNN that there are over 15,000 Starbucks in the world but none like the one at 328 15th Avenue East in Seattle. Officially the coffee shop is called “15th Ave Coffee and Tea” but the store and a similar sister location have earned another name: “the Stealth Starbucks.”

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Good News in the Daily Grind

Melinda Beck writes in the Wall Street Journal that judging by recent headlines, coffee could be the latest health-food craze, right up there with broccoli and whole-wheat bread.

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Green Mountain Has More Upside Brewing

The real story in coffee recently has been in the single-cup coffee market — a market where Starbucks hasn’t been able to make meaningful inroads. The dominant company here is Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. “K-cups,” which contain a filter and a single serving of coffee, are used in Green Mountain’s fast-selling Keurig coffee brewers, a brand it acquired in 2006.

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Fort Worth Workers Join Effort to Unionize Starbucks

Hispanic Business reports that Workers at a Fort Worth Starbucks said Friday they have joined an effort launched in 2004 to unionize the nation’s largest coffee company. The workers, who blocked the drive-through lane early Friday at the Starbucks at 1608 W. Rosedale St., said Fort Worth is the sixth U.S. city — and the first in Texas — with an outlet where workers have affiliated with the fledgling Starbucks Workers’ Union.

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Time to Ditch the Donuts?

Linda Tischler in Fast Company asks the question: Can an old New England pastry purveyor find new life as a hip coffee shop? Dunkin’ Donuts plans to give Starbucks a run for its latte. This article was posted on the Fast Company website on Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 7:48 AM. The article is from Issue 89 which was published in December 2004.

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Uh oh, McDonald’s will offer free Wi-Fi

The Seattle PI reports that fast food chain McDonald’s announced today that in mid-January it will begin offering free Wi-Fi to customers — something Starbucks will do only for latte lovers with Starbucks cards, and only for two hours a day. Why free it up? Because McDonald’s wants to become a hangout, just like its rival.

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Circle K Launches Franchise Program in Florida

Circle K is breaking new ground this year by offering franchise opportunities to business owners in Florida who recognize the value of the Circle K brand. For your information Circle K is also owns approximately 14 Dunkin Donuts Franchises in the Cleveland Ohio Area

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