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In the chess match between Starbucks Corp. and its coffee archrival, McDonald’s Corp., Seattle-based Starbucks’ move to test booze on menus in Chicago has all but checkmated the burger giant, at least in the evening, when McDonald’s struggles to attract more diners—and now drinkers—from competitors.
Starbucks said it would convert and remodel up to seven of its roughly 200 coffee outlets in the Chicago area to sell beer and wine beginning in 2012, as the chain aims to turn its locations into more inviting places to linger throughout the day and, more important, into and beyond the dinner hour. Continue reading


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