Starbucks may soon outnumber McDonald’s



According to a Reuters article, the number of Starbucks locations worldwide may soon top that of McDonald’s. Starbucks has set a goal of having 30,000 stores worldwide, but according to Reuters, Starbucks’ chairman has recently said that the figure is too low. Already the world’s biggest coffee shop chain, Starbucks’ store count has soared to over 11,000 from less than 200 since the Seattle-based company went public in 1992, and at current growth rates it could hit its target (30,000 stores) in about five years.

Currently McDonald’s has roughly 31,000 locations worldwide, making it the largest fast food chain in the world. (Love the dollar menu!)

CIBC analyst John Glass says that the United States has room for as many as 22,000 locations, compared with the company target of 15,000. He also projects that Starbucks would raise that goal later in the year.

Seattle, Starbucks’ hometown, has one coffee shop for every 11,754 people. As a Seattlie, I can confirm that there are Starbucks everywhere, but as I’m a fan of the chain and over-priced coffe, I’d be happy to see more of them around.

(Via Reuters)

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MTV’s ‘Real World’ coming to Denver



The Real World” – a true story of seven strangers (who are often-times stereotyped and dramatic, but it works for the ratings) picked to move into a house, work together and have their lives taped and find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting REAL.

MTV announced Monday that the show’s 18th season would be filmed in Denver. As the longest-running reality TV series, spanning 14 years and cities throughout the United States as well as some in Europe, the Denver housemates will live in Lower Downtown Denver.

I’ll be interested in seeing how the Denver installment of ‘The Real World’ plays out. I had been a fan of the series, but lately I’ve found it to be boring and too stereotypical. Yes, stereotypes are one of the things that makes the series popular. That and drama and the willingness of people to have their lives taped and shown. Only time will tell see if Denver and the new housemates have what it takes to get me back and watching the drama. Never mind that the latest incarnation of the series, set in beautiful and idyllic Key West, has attracted nearly 100 million viewers. Perhaps I’ll tune in this time around and stay with it.

(Via Denver Post)

Starbucks may soon outnumber McDonald’s



According to a Reuters article, the number of Starbucks locations worldwide may soon top that of McDonald’s. Starbucks has set a goal of having 30,000 stores worldwide, but according to Reuters, Starbucks’ chairman has recently said that the figure is too low. Already the world’s biggest coffee shop chain, Starbucks’ store count has soared to over 11,000 from less than 200 since the Seattle-based company went public in 1992, and at current growth rates it could hit its target (30,000 stores) in about five years.

Currently McDonald’s has roughly 31,000 locations worldwide, making it the largest fast food chain in the world. (Love the dollar menu!)

CIBC analyst John Glass says that the United States has room for as many as 22,000 locations, compared with the company target of 15,000. He also projects that Starbucks would raise that goal later in the year.

Seattle, Starbucks’ hometown, has one coffee shop for every 11,754 people. As a Seattlie, I can confirm that there are Starbucks everywhere, but as I’m a fan of the chain and over-priced coffe, I’d be happy to see more of them around.

(Via Reuters)

MTV’s ‘Real World’ coming to Denver



The Real World” – a true story of seven strangers (who are often-times stereotyped and dramatic, but it works for the ratings) picked to move into a house, work together and have their lives taped and find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting REAL.

MTV announced Monday that the show’s 18th season would be filmed in Denver. As the longest-running reality TV series, spanning 14 years and cities throughout the United States as well as some in Europe, the Denver housemates will live in Lower Downtown Denver.

I’ll be interested in seeing how the Denver installment of ‘The Real World’ plays out. I had been a fan of the series, but lately I’ve found it to be boring and too stereotypical. Yes, stereotypes are one of the things that makes the series popular. That and drama and the willingness of people to have their lives taped and shown. Only time will tell see if Denver and the new housemates have what it takes to get me back and watching the drama. Never mind that the latest incarnation of the series, set in beautiful and idyllic Key West, has attracted nearly 100 million viewers. Perhaps I’ll tune in this time around and stay with it.

(Via Denver Post)