McDonald’s expands coffee, breakfast choices - Food Inc.- msnbc.com: "McDonald's also plans to add sweet tea, frappes, smoothies and bottled beverages to stores. 'We want to move from beverages as an accompaniment to a beverage destination,' Don Thompson, president of McDonald's USA, said...."
I'd be sniggering a little at this, except I took my mom through the McD's drive-thru last summer and introduced her to iced coffee. A monster was born, and McD's began a "beverage destination."
McD's is going to have to do some mighty profound renovations, however, for it to be a "beverage destination" for me. A nice coffee shop, like Expresso Gallery, or even Starbucks, they are not. Although the one here in Huntington does have a "sofa area."