Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
Ah, Caribou Coffee. A blast from the past. Takes me back to my days in Cary, NC. Great coffee, great atmosphere--puts Starbucks to shame, IMHO.
This was the one on Hillsborough, I worked right across the street at NC State. Then a Starbucks went a block up and Caribou was gone in a year, which was a real shame. I do not prefer Starbucks coffee.
As to MacDonald's or any other fast food, I'm continually surprised that people don't seem get the connection between it and poor health. We don't eat fast foot and nor do we eat at places like Olive Garden, TGI Fridays, etc., where if one were to actually consider the carbs, sodium, fat and calories they are taking in, they might reconsider. In my opinion, those places are just as bad. In fact, if you really think about the ways in which those restaurants try to appeal to customers, it's all about loading up on empty calories, fat and salt and huge portions, probably twice as much as what I would consider reasonable and healthy for someone trying to avoid a spare tire. Yet, sit in the parking lots of these places and I'll venture that most of the adults you see entering the places are overweight; it's like people don't understand the connection between poor eating habits and weight.