The Straits Times
Published on Jan 05, 2013

'McDreamy' says he beat Starbucks for coffee chain


SEATTLE (AP) - Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey may be the real "McSteamy".

The actor, who was dubbed "McDreamy" as a star of the hospital drama while his co-star was called "McSteamy", may soon be serving hot, steaming cups of Joe.

Dempsey won a bankruptcy auction to buy Tully's Coffee, a small coffee chain based in Seattle. Among those he beat out is Tully's much bigger Seattle neighbor, Starbucks Corp, which is known for its ubiquitous white cups with a circular green mermaid logo.

Dempsey, whose company Global Baristas LLC plans to keep the Tully's name, declared victory on the social media site Twitter: "We met the green monster, looked her in the eye, and... SHE BLINKED! We got it! Thank you Seattle!"