2009-07-04

mcdonalds, renault 4,

The cult café?

Two weeks ago, Saarbrücken was upgraded to McCafé status in the burger empire. Say what you will about McDonalds, but I had always wished someone would build a café in the location —Römerkastell, now a major public transport interchange — and their coffee and toasted bagel did not taste so bad.

8 comments:

  1. Cult car, indeed! Renault R4, right?

    I'm not a fan myself of McDonald's but I must admit the McCafé idea might successfully attract new customers. However, is there any other traditional café one can go to in Saarbrücken?

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  2. hello...thanks for your visit and comment..
    and nice to meet you..excuse my bad English..but
    i try...:)
    my mother had the same car when i was child...
    and every morning when weather very cold we push it for start...:)
    but i love this model..de tres bons souvenirs..:)
    a bientot..

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  3. Thanks for the comments.

    Buenos Aires Photoblog: The McCafé idea is to copy Starbucks as much as is humanly possible. And it does result in a drinkable cup of coffee.

    In the centre of town there are plenty of elegant Konditereien selling coffee and cake and Italian gelaterie selling coffee and ice-cream. I will have to take photos of some of them. However, no one except McDonalds has the capital and marketing muscle to build a new building on a main roundabout underneath a railway bridge and drive custom to it.

    clo: Thanks for your visit here. Your English is fine. It looks to me as if the car in the photo is only being used as a surface for advertising. To move it, you have to push it, too.

    They were special cars. They looked different to other cars on the road, and if I remember, they had a gear lever on the dashboard, not on the floor.

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  4. AB, I'm looking forward to your downtown café and Konditereien pictures. (;

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  5. Nice car, it runs on coffee?

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  6. Caçador: I think you can put what you like in the tank &mmdsh; you will still have to push it.

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  7. McCaf'e, their coffee isn't too bad. But not sure it has that comfortable feel inside. None of the Mcdonalds around here are cozy at any rate.

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  8. Dusty Lens: The McCafés seem a tad more stylish than other McDonalds but still lack charm. However, here is a photo of the location, taken from the massive roundabout they have just built. It would be hard to put a charming café on that spot. But there are lots of people driving and walking by in their leisure time, so I think a McCafé will be popular.

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