Competitive Eating – Samauri style!

The Japanese invented the honour code of the Samaurai; Sippuku and Harikari, to kill yourself when you lose honour; and the Kamikaze Code, in which you sacrifice yourself for your country. There are elements of all these ancient traditions in Japan’s latest competitive eating craze…

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Can Starbucks survive on Coffee alone?

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We’ve been talking a lot lately about the crazy extremes burger-and-dog joints are going to, to stay competitive these days. Now, Starbucks is trying to invade the happy hour market by serving beer and wine in a growing number of its U.S. outlets. What’s behind this seemingly odd decision?

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