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  2. And now they even promote "The Pets of Park Place" Starbucks? Really? In a store with this ongoing problem?
  3. “Komodo Dragon has a hearsay story that gets told now and then by partners of old. It’s the “mistake blend”. I can’t totally vouch for this story’s accuracy. The story goes that the Starbucks master coffee experts at the headquarters were cupping a coffee blend for quality. Only they noticed it something was off. It was a blend where the roaster had used the wrong coffee components and formulation. It was a mistake. So the lore goes, just then a bigwig walked into the coffee quality room and tried it and said, “This is a great coffee! What is it?” And that was the birth of the big, spicy coffee which is Komodo Dragon.” - From Homepage - StarbucksMelody-com
  4. This just recently showed up here in Portland, Oregon area. It took a couple years.
  5. Starbucks (+0.35%) is testing out compostable and recyclable cups. And you thought StrawGate was the last of it.
  6. Why wouldn't they just produce less waste food and lower the prices on their current offerings?
  7. Starbucks (-0.18%) disclosed for the first time how much it pays its median worker: $12,754 per year plus 52 lbs of coffee. That’s one pound of coffee and about $245 a week.
  8. Step one: Starbucks (-0.74%) plans to lay off ~5% of its global corporate workforce.
  9. I did not know they permit enter with pets. The last article I read say the contrary about dogs tongue, specially because my dogs love to lick me when I am lying down on the floor working out ? A Wisconsin man had to have his hands and legs amputated because of a bacterial infection he got after being licked by a dog — here's what to know about the risks Greg Manteufel, a 48-year-old Wisconsin man, recently had to have both of his hands and his legs amputated after contracting a bacterial infection, most likely from a dog's licks. Up to 74% of dogs and 57% of cats carry the bacteria that can cause these infections, Capnocytophaga canimorsus, but in most cases, people only get infected after being bitten. Approximately 30% of people who do get infected die, which is why it's essential to see a doctor if you are bitten by an animal. The vast majority of the time, a lick from a dog is totally harmless. But in exceedingly rare circumstances, that lick can lead to a dangerous and potentially lethal infection from a common bacteria. Greg Manteufel, a 48-year-old Wisconsin man, recently had to have both of his hands and his legs amputated after contracting the bacteria Capnocytophaga canimorsus. That most likely came from the tongue of a dog, potentially his own, according to local news reports. https://www.businessinsider.com/wisconsin-man-amputated-after-dog-lick-capnocytophaga-canimorsus-2018-8
  10. The food display looks enticing to you doesn't it? Well... it also is lickable and a temptation that some dogs also find irresistible Think twice before wrapping your fingers around that sandwich or wrap.. And no... this wasn't a "service dog" Public Health in restaurant establishments in the United States has plummeted over the past few years unfortunately. People years ago would have been horrified by this. But isn't a dogs tongue supposedly cleaner than a humans? (why do I doubt this wives tale?)
  11. Today, Starbucks (+0.78%) is opening its first location in Italy—a "Reserve Roastery" in Milan—as an homage to the very country that inspired its espresso-fueled vision (and ~28,000 stores worldwide). But this isn't your corner coffeehouse Look back at the picture. That's what the very upscale, 25,000-square-foot Milan Roastery looks like. Plus, it offers locally roasted coffee from 30 countries alongside freshly baked pizzas and pastries...and alcoholic drinks so you won't miss your after-work aperitivo. There's a backstory: Starbucks Chairman Emeritus Howard Schultz first traveled to Milan in 1983...when there were only four Starbucks locations, all of them in Seattle. Italy's cafe culture inspired him to "build a company with the same nucleus of warmth, community, and human connection," Starbucks wrote in a release literally called, "Starbucks comes to Italy: An opera verismo in seven acts." Italy worked its magic Now, Starbucks opens a coffee shop chock full of human connection (if someone writing your name on a cup counts) every four hours on average, and it clocked in $22.4 billion in net revenue last year. This is just its third Roastery (after Seattle and Shanghai). But Starbucks plans to open Roasteries in New York, Tokyo, and Chicago this year and next. FWIW: The Milan Roastery might not be an easy sell for the proud Italian coffee-lover. Starbucks will charge more than 3x the going price for espresso and cappuccino in Milan (at least visitors from NYC will be used to overpaying). Already, one consumer group has filed a complaint over prices. Plus, Italians are deeply protective of their coffee culture. Good luck defending why your "grande" size is only a medium. So why open the Roastery? Starbucks is trying to expand abroad as U.S. sales stagnate (and force store closures). In China, for example, Starbucks opens a new location every 15 hours. And expanding its global footprint is as important as ever—$13 billion of Starbucks's $73 billion valuation is tied to opening stores over the next few years, per Forbes. h/t Daily Roast
  12. I read somewhere that it is not very healthy for us.....
  13. Starbucks (-0.95%)CEO Howard Schultz dumped his latte on the GOP’s tax plan: “When so many people are living paycheck to paycheck, corporate America does not need a tax cut.” Is he still the CEO? Isn't Chairman still more powerful anyway?

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