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SBDDSeattle, Washington (The Adobo Chronicles) – There is so much competition in the food and beverage industry that it has come down to the survival of the fittest. And smartest.

First there was news of McDonald’s phasing out 8 menu items beginning in January, including the Big Mac and apple pie. The Chicago-based international food chain has seen a decline of its revenue ever since the introduction of the popular Filipino fast food company Jollibee into the U.S. and international markets.  Jollibee sells burgers and chicken, along with other Filipino delicacies like sweet spaghetti and breakfast rice plates.

Now, with stiff competition posed by its competitors, Seattle-based Starbucks has agreed to a merger with Dunkin’ Donuts, the American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain based in Canton, Massachusetts.  Like McDonald’s, Starbucks has experienced declining sales with the growing popularity of Peet’s Coffee, Tully’s and Seattle’s Best.

Who eats donuts without coffee? Capitalizing on this  inseparable combination, Starbucks took the bold move of merging with Dunkin’ Donuts as a way to boost its coffee sales.image

Not to be outdone, Peet’s Coffee followed suit and has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at all its locations.

It’s turning out to be a one-stop shop for coffee and doughnuts.


imageHollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles ) – ‘The Little Mermaid’ turns 25 today, and Disney Films has a grand plan to continue the animated film’s journey into the next 25 years.

On the eve of the film’s silver anniversary, Disney announced it has started filming the sequel to ‘The Little Mermaid.’ It is expected to be released on Memorial Day of 2015.

The new film will follow the aquatic journey of the mermaid as she enters her adult years. Disney promises that the film will enthrall kids and adults alike. “Audiences from every street corner of the world will fall in love with the adult heroine, Lady Starbucks,” a spokesperson said.

Lady Starbucks, the next generation Little Mermaid
Lady Starbucks, the next generation Little Mermaid

As a promo for the upcoming film, Disney also announced that anyone who  possesses a Starbucks gift card with at least $25 in it, will be entitled to free admission (for two) to a screening of the movie at any theater.

Watch out for the new Little Mermaid poster and promo details at a Starbucks near you.


imageSan Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Buoyed by an earlier approval to include in November’s ballot a proposed two-cent tax per ounce of sodas, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed another measure in its war against sugar.

The new measure, which passed 6-4, will ask San Francisco voters to approve a new city law that would ban Starbucks and other coffee outlets from serving or offering sugar or whipped cream with their coffee.  Tall, grande or venti, only black coffee will be be sold at these outlets, and no sugary enhancements, according to the proposed regulations.

“We want San Francisco to take the lead in the fight against obesity and diabetes,” said board president David Chiu.

Asked by The Adobo Chronicles how far the city is willing to go in this healthy obsession, Chiu said: “This is just the beginning. If the two measures are approved by voters in November, we will go after cake shops and ice cream parlors next. We are very confident that with voter support, San Francisco can go totally sugar-free by 2020.”