Years ago, the signs of autumn's arrival were geese flying south, leaves changing color, and a chill in the air. If you were a foodie, all you had to look forward to was the release of that year's Beaujolais Nouveau a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. None of these came soon enough for marketing executives. Now, the signal of the changing season is when seemingly every foodstuff in the country is infused with pumpkin spice.
There's a huge autumnal rumble brewing between two of the biggest coffee purveyors in the country. Some clown thinks that they have what it takes to take on the original pumpkin spice latte titan. Can the Golden Arches capture any of the Starbucks magic? There's only one way to find out.