I always assume everyone hates me, but here is some confirmation from an angry Starbucks barista whose name is not Egon, but who prefers to be referred to as such.
Following last week’s coffee giveaway for anyone using their own refillable mug, Starbucks is making a push to remind people you can get $.10 off any brewed beverage at any of their stores by using your reusable travel mug.
In an interview airing tonight on ABC’s Nightline, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he feels that both gun control and firearms advocacy groups are only using the coffee company to make a point about their particular agendas and that he never envisioned customers wanting to carry their gun into a Starbucks.
According to reports, Starbucks stores in Denver are test-marketing a new product that’s generating a lot of positive and negative chatter — a blueberry waffle.
The New York Times may still be the “paper of record,” but they’re no longer the only national newspaper available at Starbucks. The coffee giant has added USA Today to its 6,500 retails outlets nationwide.
If you’d asked us a while back what company would find itself at the center of a power struggle between anti-gun activists and gun-rights supporters, we probably would not have guessed caffeine powerhouse Starbucks. But as the news that the ‘Bucks is okay with customers carrying guns into their stores where it’s permitted by law, there’s been a backlash by those now asking the company to rethink its policy.