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  • All Starbucks stores will require customers to wear face masks while inside

    07/09/2020 1:28:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 09 2020 | Alexandra Deabler
    Starbucks has announced it will now require all customers to wear face masks when visiting the coffee chain. The new rule, which will be implemented at all Starbucks company-owned locations, begins July 15. The major coffee company said in a news release that if customers do not have a mask -- for example, in areas where a local government mandate is not in place -- they will not be allowed inside the facility but can order Starbucks through a drive-thru, for curbside pickup or place an order for delivery.
  • CAIR Demands Firing of Barista Who Called a Woman Named Aishah 'ISIS'

    07/07/2020 3:23:16 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    If anti-Muslim hate crimes do not exist, they must be invented. They’re simply too politically useful to do without. And so it is that the Minnesota chapter of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a press conference Monday to demand the firing of a Starbucks barista who was so “Islamophobic” as to write “ISIS” on a Muslim woman’s coffee cup. CAIR also announced that it had filed a discrimination complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights about the incident. If you think that the world is on fire and that CAIR should find more important things to...
  • Went Woke, Going Broke – Starbucks Announces Advertising Pause…

    06/28/2020 7:57:46 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 58 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 28, 2020 | Sundance
    After positioning their brand in 2015 as the leading indicator of woke credentialing; then reversing course in 2016 on the plan to force racial discussion with every purchase; Starbucks is now announcing a pause in all social media advertising because… well, they don’t want to contribute to hate-speech n’ stuff.
  • Police officer says barista put a tampon in his Frappuccino. Starbucks employees aren’t so sure

    06/24/2020 9:08:43 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 17 replies
    dailydot ^ | 6/24/20 | Nahila Bonfiglio
    An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer is accusing Target Starbucks employees of hiding a tampon in his Frappuccino. In the hours since his accusations made headlines, employees and former employees of the coffee giant have been trying to disprove the claim. The incident reportedly occurred at a Starbucks nestled in a California Target. Fox 11 reporter Bill Melugin spread the officer’s story on Twitter, where it caught the eye of Starbuck’s employees. The events outlined in Melugin’s tweets and accompanying story didn’t quite add up for some employees, who pointed out issues and holes in his retelling.According to Melugin,...
  • Starbucks to allow baristas to wear Black Lives Matter attire and accessories after backlash (socially responsible coffee)

    06/12/2020 7:21:28 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 67 replies
    msn ^ | today | Amelia Lucasstarbucks
    Starbucks said Friday that the chain would allow workers to wear attire and accessories highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement, reversing its prior stance after social media users called for boycotts of the company. Buzzfeed first reported on Wednesday that the coffee chain would not allow its employees to wear Black Lives Matter clothing or accessories, and management justified the decision by saying that such items could be misunderstood and incite violence. While Starbucks has a policy against wearing personal, political or religious clothing or accessories, workers told Buzzfeed that the company hands out buttons and attire celebrating LGBTQ rights...
  • Starbucks bans employees from wearing anything in support of Black Lives Matter

    06/11/2020 8:12:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 11 2020 | John Bowden
    An internal memo sent to Starbucks employees last week specifically warned staffers against wearing accessories or clothes bearing messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The memo, obtained by BuzzFeed News, reminds staffers that such messages are prohibited under the company's policy against accessories that "advocated a political, religious or personal issue." Numerous employees told the news outlet, however, that the company regularly allows or even encourages employees to wear pins in support of LGBTQ equality, especially during Pride Month every June. "Starbucks LGBTQ+ partners wear LGBTQ+ pins and shirts, that also could incite and create violent experiences...
  • Starbucks to close 400 stores, speed expansion of Pickup locations, curbside and more

    06/11/2020 3:21:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 6/10/2020 | Sarah Perez
    Starbucks announced today it will expedite the rollout of its new “Pickup” store concept, powered by mobile ordering, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It will also expand access to curbside pickup, drive-thru and walk-up counters in less dense, suburban markets, the company said. These changes aren’t going to arrive as new additions to Starbucks’ existing store lineup, however. Instead, the company said it will close up to 400 company-owned stores in the U.S. and Canada over the next 18 months, as it rolls out the new format stores and makes other changes. ... A large part of the restructuring...

    05/13/2020 9:13:44 PM PDT · by SoCalCynic · 77 replies
    restaurant business online ^ | May 13, 2020 | Jonathan Maze
    Starbucks Corp. has asked the landlords for many of its corporate-owned units for a year’s worth of rent breaks as part of its strategy to improve its finances coming out of the coronavirus shutdown. The letter, sent the day after the Seattle-based coffee giant started reopening its U.S. locations last week, was written by the company’s chief operating officer, Roz Brewer. It requests 12 months of concessions, starting June 1, “to support modified operations and adjustments to lease terms and base rent structures, so we can withstand this uncertainty together.”
  • Starbucks temporarily moves to 'to go' model amid virus outbreak

    03/16/2020 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2020 | by Praveen Paramasivam
    Starbucks Corp has moved to a “to go” model in all its company-owned stores in the United States and Canada for at least two weeks to facilitate social distancing among customers amid the spread of coronavirus, the coffee chain said on Sunday. As part of the move, Starbucks said it would also stop using seating both at its cafe and patio areas and temporarily close stores in communities with high numbers of coronavirus cases as well as malls and university campuses. “The situation with COVID-19 is extremely dynamic and we will continue to review the facts and science and make...

    03/09/2020 10:32:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | MARCH 9, 2020 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    In May 2018, in response to protests, Starbucks changed its policies nationwide to allow anybody to sit in their stores and use the bathroom without making a purchase. Using a large panel of anonymized cellphone location data, we estimate that the policy led to a 7.3% decline in store attendance at Starbucks locations relative to other nearby coffee shops and restaurants. This decline cannot be calculated from Starbucks’ public disclosures, which lack the comparison group of other coffee shops. The decline in visits is around 84% larger for stores located near homeless shelters. The policy also affected the intensive margin...
  • Starbucks to temporarily ban personal cups over coronavirus fears

    03/05/2020 7:41:30 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 05 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Starbucks announced Wednesday that it will impose a temporary moratorium on the use of reusable personal mugs in its stores amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak. The change is part of “a series of precautionary steps in response to this emerging public health impact,” Rossann Williams, executive vice president and president, U.S. company-operated business and Canada, said in an open letter Wednesday. "Our focus remains on two key priorities: Caring for the health and well-being of our partners and customers and playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus,"...
  • Vegans protest Starbucks over ‘insane’ policies: ‘Everyone should be intolerant of cruelty'

    02/08/2020 2:36:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/07/20 | Dillon Thompson
    Vegans across the country are protesting Starbucks for its "insane" institution of a "vegan tax" against non-dairy drinkers. The controversy, which stems from the fact that the coffee chain typically charges extra for plant-based milk options, has led to sit-ins at Starbucks locations nationwide, Insider reported. PETA, the animal rights group, has organized many of the protests, which have taken place in cities such as San Diego, Queens, N.Y., and Meriden Township, Minn., as well as outside the home of the company’s CEO, Kevin Johnson. **SNIP** The protests began in December 2019, when PETA announced it was purchasing shares of...
  • Dori: Durkan’s failures, political correctness caused downtown Seattle shooting

    01/26/2020 10:10:52 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 23 January 2020 | Dori Monson
    Political correctness and liberalism are literally killing people. This downtown Seattle shooting is an extension of all of that. It’s about squishy prosecutors and judges who let repeat offenders walk free. It is about a city council that has designed this because anarchy will allow them to rebuild the city in a socialist image. Today, a woman is dead and seven others are injured. A 9-year-old remains in the hospital. It is shameful but unfortunately predictable, given who we have running things around here. As soon as I heard about the downtown Seattle shooting, I wrote this tweet. Witnesses describe...
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams tells new New Yorkers ‘go back to Iowa’

    01/20/2020 6:49:59 PM PST · by karpov · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 20, 2020 | Olivia Bensimon, Khristina Narizhnaya and Bruce Golding
    He has a dream — of leading a New York City that is home to far fewer Midwesterners. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — the leading fundraiser in the 2021 mayoral race — used Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday to deliver an inflammatory broadside against newcomers from the nation’s heartland. “Go back to Iowa, you go back to Ohio,” he said during a speech in Harlem. “New York City belongs to the people that was here and made New York City what it is.” Speaking at the National Action Network’s “King Day Celebration,” hosted by founder the Rev....
  • Michael Bloomberg Does Not Rule Out Spending a Whopping $1,000,000,000 to Beat Trump

    01/14/2020 8:24:32 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 75 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/14/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal billionaire and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg may have just one-upped fellow liberal billionaire Tom Steyer in anti-Trump spending by being willing to burn through an unheard-of amount of money to defeat President Donald Trump.
  • Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump

    01/11/2020 4:19:10 PM PST · by karpov · 107 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2020 | Lisa Lerer
    SAN MARCOS, Texas — Michael R. Bloomberg on Saturday did not rule out spending a billion dollars of his own money on the 2020 presidential race, even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, and said he would mobilize his well-financed political operation to help Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren win in November if either is the party nominee, despite their sharp policy differences. Mr. Bloomberg’s plans would effectively create a shadow campaign operation for the general election, complete with hundreds of organizers in key battleground states and a robust digital operation, ready to be inherited by the party...
  • USA TODAY Poll: Impeached Or Not, Trump Beats All Democratic Rivals

    12/16/2019 8:45:26 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 39 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | Dec 17, 2019
  • Starbucks apologizes after 2 uniformed California deputies were allegedly refused service

    12/14/2019 9:56:44 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 40 replies
    faux ^ | 12/14/2019 | Gerren Gaynor
    Starbucks has issued an apology after two uniformed county deputies in California were reportedly denied service Thursday night. The incident happened at a store location in Riverside, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a tweet Friday night.
  • How America’s Elites Lost Their Grip

    12/04/2019 10:13:56 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    Slime Magazine ^ | November 21, 2019 | Anand Giridharadas
    ...A democratic socialist—Bernie Sanders—is among the top contenders to be the next Democratic nominee for U.S. President. His rival and fellow Senator, Elizabeth Warren, is also among the top tier of candidates, declaring herself a capitalist who wishes to transform American capitalism as we know it, with a wealth tax, a Green New Deal and the elimination of private health insurance. A more centrist candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., illustrated the shifting winds when he recently declared that “neo-liberalism is the political–economic consensus that has governed the last 40 years of policy in the U.S. and U.K....
  • Starbucks Cop's daughter who called him racist used N-word

    12/04/2019 1:30:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2019 | JOSH BOSWELL
    An Oklahoma police chief who was called a racist by his estranged daughter after he shared a viral photo of a Starbucks cup that had 'Pig' written on it, has her own history of using racist language, can reveal. Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O'Mara posted on Facebook criticizing a local Starbucks worker who wrote 'Pig' instead of a name on his deputy's coffee order during a Thanksgiving weekend patrol of the small town. His estranged daughter Lauren O'Mara sided with the barista, calling her own father a 'racist', saying: 'For the record, my father has 0 business being a...