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Free Coffee at McDonald's Begins Today As Breakfast Battle With Taco Bell Heats Up

McDonald's is firing back at Taco Bell for its new breakfast campaign. As a result ... free morning cup o' joe for you March 31 through April 13.

Photo credit: McDonald's.
Photo credit: McDonald's.
by Susan C. Schena

A free morning cup of McDonald's coffee? It's true!

McCafé invites coffee drinkers to stop by their local participating McDonald’s restaurant for a freshly brewed small McCafé coffee during McDonald’s first-ever Free Coffee Event.

Free McCafé coffee is available during breakfast hours starting today through April 13 in participating restaurants.

“We take a lot of pride in our breakfast offerings and our McCafé coffee is a great complement to our breakfast lineup. That’s why we’re excited to share it with our guests, on us,” said Greg Watson, senior vice president, McDonald’s US Menu Innovation.  

“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.”

CNN Money reported the free coffee was part of McDonald's response to Taco Bell's incursion into fast-food breakfast with products such as the waffle taco. The full report is attached to this post.

To kick off the two-week campaign, McDonald’s will host “Make Friends with McCafé” sampling events at high traffic locations and transportation hubs in multiple cities across the country, officials said. 

The events will provide busy commuters with free McCafé coffee and a few surprises along the way, such as live musical performances, spontaneous comedy experiences and more, executives said.

“McCafé enthusiasts can count on us surprising them in unexpected ways all year long,” said Watson. “We know our guests are busy, and we hope McCafé can provide them with a taste they’ll enjoy at the moment when they need a pick-me-up to keep going with their day.”
Libi Uremovic April 02, 2014 at 09:12 AM
coffee is addicting ....coffee is the only thing i've ever had a physical addiction to....when i lived in puerto rico i got so addicted i had to have a cup of coffee by 9am and another by 3pm or i'd get pounding headaches....it freaked me out - i thought i'd have to turn myself into rehab over coffee... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- in puerto rico people plant coffee by their kitchen doors because if a bug gets too close to a coffee plant it will drop dead...
WINEGUY51 April 02, 2014 at 11:08 AM
I rarely buy micky d's coffee..its not bad tasting..its just ....after ...you have to wait 3 hours for it too cool!..."how do they get it so hot??"
knee jerk April 02, 2014 at 03:44 PM
The reason they get it so hot is so you'll burn your tongue and then can't taste the hamburgers.
ignorance is not bliss June 19, 2014 at 04:06 PM
After Cindy's most recent comment on "Oswego amongst the most boring towns" I decided to see what else she has posted thus far. Cindy I see in your above comment that you are also against coffee and tea. I do not understand your strong point of view against tea. Green Tea is one of the healthiest drinks you can consume next to water. If you don't believe me here is a little clip from Harvard Med online: "Tea's health benefits are largely due to its high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is the best food source of a group called catechins. In test tubes, catechins are more powerful than vitamins C and E in halting oxidative damage to cells and appear to have other disease-fighting properties. Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder. Additional benefits for regular consumers of green and black teas include a reduced risk for heart disease. The antioxidants in green, black, and oolong teas can help block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase HDL (good) cholesterol and improve artery function. A Chinese study published recently in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed a 46%-65% reduction in hypertension risk in regular consumers of oolong or green tea, compared to non-consumers of tea." Amongst that clip from there article please inform me of what is so horrible about tea!
Anne Cobb aka www.thepostcardlady.com June 23, 2014 at 11:49 PM
Cindy doesn't only sounds like she needs coffee, she feenning because we are enjoying it, well well did we have a coffee memory or something that popped up. Good grief it's call free will to make your own choice good or bad, for her to go off like that for coffee? really, seem like she has the free will to call for some help on the getting the hyper and ranting side when she can't be heard and change everyone's mind. Get a grip, what next, OMG don't drink the Kool aide please stop stop LOL sorry just everyone want to tell you whats good for you when everyday the air quality will kill you, the chlorine smell from the water pipe will burn your eyes, I think we have bigger fish to fry than, coffee issue here.

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