Local flavor

Starbucks‘ invasion of New Orleans has fared only slightly better than the British invasion in 1814.  Against the local competition, they have survived, but have not prevailed.  This story from the Times Picayune has some interesting numbers.

When you visit New Orleans, do yourself a favor.  Pass on the McCoffee, and go for the real thing.  Try Cafe du Monde, or PJ’s, or CC’s, or Rue de la Course, or …

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  1. Tyler (unregistered) on November 10th, 2004 @ 6:20 am

    Just last week I managed to have coffee at two of these corporate corrals for coffee klatches: the CC’s on Royal and Cafe du Monde.

    I was wondering if someone would do an expose for me: the wait-staff at Cafe du Monde was made up entirely of middle-aged women of Asian descent. Is CdM kidnapping these women from across the US and enslaving them to glorified powdered donuts and coffee? Does the confectioner’s sugar seep through their skin like nicotine, leaving them in a semi-permanent sugar high? Why doesn’t this place just move to the next logical step and start hosing down the tables, chairs, and customers after they’ve finished each carb-bomb and caffine fix?

    And who let the tourists know that the men’s room in that CCs is one of the cleanest and easiest to use in the FQ? Isn’t there a way to keep these things a secret?

    The boys are very hot in that CCs, though.

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