Would much rather have Starbucks than another F...ing Costa!
Just bung a Tesco Metro in, everyone's happy!
Or, give it a local flavour:
FGW: West Cornwall Pasty Co.
ATW: self-service cheese toastie maker
XC: No formal catering, but help yourself to whatever you can find in people's bags which have been left in the buffet.
Independent coffee chains are the best. Failing that, Nero coffee is good. The best coffee I've had though is from Caffe Verdagno and Princi (both Italian) or Grind. All independent.
How about a M&S franchise onboard for the sandwiches?
If I had to choose the best UK chain it would be Nero, the coffee and hot chocolate are rather good in my opinion but it's personal taste. Although, I am more of a tea drinker.....
Can't believe someone prefers Starbucks to Costa... have a word !!!
On the subject matter, I think it's a good thing. Most coffee chains now do very good food as well, Costa in particular.
They always seem to be busy at Hull Interchange, open till at least 7 too.
Were there not a couple of McDonald's buffets in Switzerland many years ago
Yes, lasted a few years before being converted back to standard.
The problem I have with Costa is the lack of consistency - the quality varies wildly, with one branch pullin off a perfect latte, the next a burnt, watery, flat abomination.
Would have to agree with Caffe Nero out of all the chains. Their food tends to be less bland than Costa too (and better than Sbux since they moved to the "smother it all in mayonnaise" approach).
Now, AMT, they do a fine, strong coffee.