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Crain’s Chicago Business reports that McDonald’s is testing the sale of oatmeal in Baltimore and Washington, DC, locations, following in the footsteps of both Starbucks and Jamba Juice, which have found a measure of success with the hot breakfast cereal.

Starbucks, of course, copied McDonald’s several years ago when it got into the hot breakfast sandwich business. And McDonald’s has been launching McCafe installations to take away some of Starbucks’ coffee business.

McDonald’s says it has not yet decided whether to roll out its oatmeal program nationwide.
KC's View:
What, they can’t do something original...like cream of wheat?

Of the ones I’ve tried, the Jamba Juice version is the best.

But I still don’t understand why anybody who is not on the road traveling would even consider buying oatmeal in a fast food joint. Oatmeal is one of the easiest and least expensive products to make at home...and one can only imagine how much money people would save over a year’s time if they did it there rather than at a fast feeder. (Sounds sort of like a Walmart commercial...)