McDonald's has started a chain of stores called McCafe by Barista to directly go up against the big coffee shop chains. While regular McDonald's offers McCafe coffees, as the name implies, McCafe by Barista will offer coffee prepared by a barista. The menu looks very similar to a Starbucks or Tully's, but the prices are just about half way between McCafe in McDonald's stores and coffee at a Starbucks. With the recent additions of stores in Osaka and Toyama Prefecture to the original two stores in Tokyo, there are now 4 total.
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