Skip to comments.Scantily-clad 'bikini baristas' in Washington spark state battle
Posted on 01/19/2016 5:07:34 AM PST by Citizen Zed
"Bikini baristas" --employees that serve coffee wearing little to nothing -- have been a growing trend to perk up coffee sales.
But in Washington State, there's a movement afoot to crack down on scantily-clad servers at drive-through coffee shops.
According to a new video from Zagat, Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is part of efforts to mandate just how much clothing should be worn by barista babes.
Fagan told Zagat. "It should be all about the coffee and not all about the body."
He proposed an ordinance requiring coffee stands featuring bikini baristas to post signage indicating to the public what kind of "uniforms" their employees might be wearing ensure employees be indoors and out of the public's view. In July, the proposal was shot down --the latest in a string of attempts to try to restrict the baristas over the years.
"There are a lot of business owners out there that are still trying to figure out how to build a better mouse trap," said Fagan about selling skin with food and drink. "Unfortunately, here in the city of Spokane, that better mouse trap, in their minds, would be to sell sex."
Most coffee huts sport workers wearing revelaing bikinis. Â Some like Bare Beans Expresso wear just pasties over their nipples. According ABC News, Sarah Birnel, a former coffee shop owner who owned three Spokane bikini barista stands in 2013, said her sales doubled after adding half-naked women to the mix.
And it's not just half dressed women. There's an all-male drive through coffee shop called "The Banana Hammock," for example.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
One of these ladies died recently when her stand blew up.
It depends on what the meaning of, “Expresso”, is...
Horse hockey. The only reason you're not wearing black pants and a tan shirt is that your being nearly nude attracts homosexual male customers.
I’m here for the pictures.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan: “It should be all about the coffee and not all about the body.”
Why should it be up to government to decide what something “should” be all about?
It should not.
Not that one can expect logical consistency from libs, but it seems odd the city council has such a puritanical bent with how much clothing a barista should wear, but they're all, I'm quite sure, ok with the LGBTQ parade.
like the guy said they are wearing no less than what one wears at the beach..
Don’t like it don’t participate
That is irrelevant to the question of whether the presentation has a sexually prurient intent.
Thanks ... now I can never unsee that gd awlful ugly chick amd the guy? wheweegh.
You are trying to make me blind for life? Admit it now or suffer ...
A coffee’s body has to be rich.
No mention of Coffee Baristas at that link
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