Mcdonald's vs. Starbucks

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McCafe Experience vs. Starbucks Experience

In the past, McDonalds has tried to steal customers away from various competitors by marketing similar products that seem to be of similar quality but are cheaper, mass produced, knock-offs of the original. Once again McDonalds Corporation is trying to steal customers from other business and this time their target is Starbucks Coffee. McDonalds has failed to capture the atmosphere of Starbucks cafés, quality of beverage preparations and quality of coffee beans. McCafe is a poor attempt to usurp Starbucks from it’s rightful place as the world’s finest purveyor of coffee. McDonalds McCafe’s experience is a two dimensional, superficial, photo copy “like” rip-off of what has made Starbucks a special place. In the corner at some McDonalds you may find some overstuffed modern furniture, some bistro tables and chairs and walls clad with trendy looking artwork. There may also be a Starbuck’s look-alike pastry case filled with McGoodies. However, a few feet away there are still the institutional, resin seating areas filled with burger gobbling parents, and play areas rampant with their sugar laced, manic children, screaming with glee because this “is their kind of place.” There too, the atmosphere is enhanced by the aroma of over processed meat sizzling and greasy potatoes browning in overworked deep fryers. McWiFi is available if you want to surf the internet, but only if you can endure being there. McDonald’s is known for their choices and economy, but it is important to remember that you truly get what you pay for. Most of McCafe’s offerings are premixed and put into a machine. Chemicals and sugar enhance the flavors of their beverages, not quality and craftsmanship. Compare a packaged, store bought, chocolate chip cookie to your mom’s or grandma’s home-made cookie. That is the…...

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