April 23, 2014

Breaking News:

Keyshawn Johnson Arrested -

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Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty -

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Knicks Fire Mike Woodson -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Suspicious Packages Found At Boston Marathon -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

200 Hundred Dead Or Injured In Bus Station Bombing -

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Three Dead In Jewish Community Center Shooting -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stephen Colbert Named New Host Of The Late Show -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UMass Guard Becomes First Openly Gay Player In D-1 Basketball -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Six Injured In High School Stabbings -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Active Shooter Reported At Portsmouth Naval Hospital -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Chris Brown Case -

Monday, April 7, 2014

U.S. Pinger Locator Detects Signal -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ship Detects Pulse Signal In Search Of Missing Plane -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

7.8 Aftershock Shakes Chile -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shooting Reported At Fort Hood -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Panama -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tiger Woods Withdraws From The Masters -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire Near Border -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Burger King Adds More Coffee Beverages To Menu

Burger King Adds More Coffee Beverages To Menu

( 4UMF NEWS ) Burger King Adds More Coffee Beverages To Menu:

The Home of the Whopper is about to become the home of the latte.

And nine other premium coffee beverages.

On Tuesday, Burger King will announce plans for a massive upgrade of its coffee platform — doubling the number of coffee beverages it sells to 10 in partnership with Seattle’s Best Coffee. The move — reminiscent of what McDonald’s did years ago by launching McCafes to compete with Starbucks — comes at a time the number of U.S. specialty coffee servings (such as latte and cappuccino) jumped a robust 6% last year, three times that of regular coffee, reports research firm NPD Group.

“People want to one-stop shop,” says restaurant industry researcher and consultant Malcolm Knapp. That is, they want to snare good joe and good grub at the same fast-food restaurant without having to make two stops. This is particularly true at breakfast, which Burger King says it’s targeting.

“A great line of coffee is the foundation of a great breakfast,” says Eric Hirschhorn, vice president of innovation at Burger King. The chain spent nearly a year developing the new line with partner Seattle’s Best, which is owned by Starbucks. Every time a consumer purchases a cup of coffee at Burger King, Starbucks makes a profit.

There’s enormous profit in sales of soft drinks and coffee beverages. “They’re a lot more profitable than cheeseburgers or fries,” Knapp says. With soft-drink sales on a steady decline, restaurants increasingly are relying on coffee product sales for profits.

Which may be one reason why BK is about to roll out a bunch. Beginning this week, BK is replacing its current brewed coffee with a smoother Seattle’s Best blend. It also will have a new decaf and a new hot chocolate.

BK also will roll out four new $1.49 iced coffees: plain, vanilla, mocha and caramel. And it will roll out four lattes — $2.29 for small and $3.49 for large — in those same four flavors. The latte rollout begins in March.