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Battle For Bean Street Update: State Closing Gap!

January 10, 2011

Last week I brought to your attention that those dastardly Tar Heel coffee drinkers had taken a 308-cup lead on State in the "Battle For Bean Street" competition. Whereas State once had a comfortable lead in the race for the $20,000 prize, the Heels now are firmly in control.

Well, it looks like State fans responded. In just three days (from 1-4-11 to 1-7-11), State cut Carolina's lead by 27 cups…nearly 10% of the deficit! Nice work.

There's still a lot of ground yet to be made up, however, and here's my goal for State fans: to convert EVERY Kangaroo store in Wake County to a State-led store. Wake County is State County; it's our turf, and to have even one Carolina or Duke store within its borders at the end of the contest would be disgrace in my opinion.

So my mission to you this week is to begin the turn of those stores in State's favor.

The good news is there're only 5 stores in Wake County that aren't already State-led sites. The bad news is the cumulative deficit from those five stores is 458 cups, leaving a lot of work to get caught up. Clearly, if State can lockdown every store in Wake County, the $20,000 will be headed the Kay Yow Cancer Fund's way.

Here are the five stores to target:

Store Address School Cups ahead of State
3741 Capital Blvd 
Raleigh, NC 27604
Get Directions
UNC 235
1807 Harrison Ave. 
Cary, NC 27518
Get Directions
UNC 68
1800 Laura Duncan Rd. 
Apex, NC 27502
Get Directions
Duke 67
3128 Capital Blvd 
Raleigh, NC 27604
Get Directions
UNC 55
2105 Ten Ten Road 
Apex, NC 27539
Get Directions
UNC 33

I really want to stick it to the 3741 Capital Blvd. store. Word on the street is they've openly declared their allegiance as a Carolina store, and there are rumors of possible shenanigans (mysteriously being "out" of State cups on a consistent basis). I can neither confirm or deny those rumors, but the insane differential compared to the store just six blocks down the road certainly raises an eyebrow or two. So if you're up in the air as to which store to hit, take a trek over to 3741 Capital.

Get after it!

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  1. January 10, 2011 12:07 pm

    Things are heating up on the court—that’s the court of public opinion. So State, what college basketball team will win the Battle for Bean Street: Duke, NC State or UNC? Yours can! That’s if you get on Facebook ( and on Twitter @Battle4BeanSt and encourage NCState fans to buy a cup of Joe in a State cup at Kangaroo Express. The school with the most cups sold between now and 4/1/11 will win $20,000 to donate to their favorite charity!
    –Battle for Bean Street Online Outreach

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