Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Starbucks to close 600 stores in the U.S.

Schadenfreude here we come! (title link). Not good for the employees working at Starbucks, the of jobs of which the PI estimates at being roughly 12000, yet a company that we love to hate is suffering losses. Like McDonalds posting its first loss last year (?) and being forced to actually innovate to try to attract customers. Bend yourself to the will of your customers, McDonalds.
Starbucks remains one of the shittiest chains out there, both in quality of coffee and in how they treat their employees.

Ha ha ha.

Downtown Seattle, or more precisely the industrial area south of downtown, has the Starbucks world headquarters, which features a tall building with the head, head dress, and eyes of the Starbucks mascot coming out of it. Maybe when the Europeans invade they'll give it the same treatment that the ornament on top of the Reichstag got after World War II.

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