In the news: McDonalds, competing more and more with Starbucks (rather than Burger King and Wendy’s), will start hiring baristas.
I’m no business major, but I think this makes sense. I think the coffee craze is big, and — like the article says — Starbucks doesn’t play well in middle America. Kansans feel stupid asking for "venti" coffees. Hell, I even feel pretentious when asking for a "venti", and I’m pretentious to begin with!