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McDonalds to add coffee bars, baristas

January 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
McDonalds is stepping up its offensive against Starbucks.The world's largest fast food chain will install coffee bars with baristas at its 14,000 U.S. locations. They'll serve cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and the Frappe, similar to Starbucks' ice-blended Frappuccino.

McDonalds and Starbucks have been slowly moving in on each other's turf. McDonald's upgraded its coffee and Starbucks added drive-throughs and breakfast sandwiches.