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Trouble Brewing: Starbucks Barista Writes Slur on Cup

The company was already set to close all stores on May 29 for racial-bias training

(Newser) - Another Starbucks, this time in California, is in trouble. A restaurant in La Canada Flintridge has acknowledged that a barista wrote “beaner” on a Latino customer’s two coffee orders. The customer, Pedro, didn’t notice the slur at the time, but when he brought the beverages back to... More »

Starbucks: You Don't Have to Buy Coffee to Use Restroom

Chain updates policy after Philadelphia controversy

(Newser) - Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the restroom, even if they haven't bought anything, as it reviews its policies and tries to restore its reputation after the arrest of two black men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia, per the AP . "We don't want to... More »

Nestle's 3rd Biggest Acquisition in 152 Years Involves Starbucks

Paying $7B for right to sell Starbucks beans, ground coffee, pods

(Newser) - How much does it cost to secure the right to sell Starbucks coffee? Nestle says the answer to that question is $7.15 billion, the amount it on Monday announced it would pay Starbucks for a business whose annual sales total $2 billion, reports the AP . The acquisition, the third-biggest... More »

Philly to Pay Black Men Arrested at Starbucks $1 Each

They secured promise from officials to set up a $200K program for young entrepreneurs

(Newser) - Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. And Starbucks agreed to pay for a college education for them, the... More »

Man Arrested at Starbucks Had Been Customer for 8 Years

Rashon Nelson says he feared for his life as he and longtime pal Donte Robinson were taken to jail

(Newser) - Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer, and when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and asked if they needed help. The 23-year-old entrepreneurs declined, explaining... More »

Starbucks Shutting Down All US Stores May 29 for Racial Bias Training

It aims to 'ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome'

(Newser) - Starbucks, under fire after a manager called police on two black men at a Philadelphia store and the men were arrested for trespassing, will close all of its US stores on the afternoon of May 29 for racial bias training. Nearly 175,000 employees will receive the training, and new... More »

After 2 Black Men Arrested at Starbucks, Manager Is Out

A rep for the company says it was a 'mutual' decision

(Newser) - Protesters descended on a Philadelphia Starbucks Sunday and again on Monday—the same day the company's CEO came to Philly to address the Thursday incident involving two black men . The Philadelphia Inquirer reports they were sitting at a table waiting to meet a third person and had not placed... More »

'Lukewarm' Starbucks Apology Blasted by Black Activists

CEO Kevin Johnson says 'we will learn from this'

(Newser) - Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson expressed his "deepest apologies" to two black men arrested at a Philadelphia franchise location Thursday and says he hopes to give them a "face-to-face apology," the New York Times reports. "Regretfully, our practices and training led to a bad outcome—the basis... More »

Outrage Flows After Cops Arrest Black Men at Starbucks

'Does anybody else think this is ridiculous?'

(Newser) - Videos showing two black men handcuffed and removed from a Philadelphia Starbucks have drawn outrage and prompted a police investigation, the AP reports. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that one clip posted Thursday on YouTube shows police talking to the men for several minutes earlier this week before handcuffing them and... More »

There's No Sign Outside, but There's Starbucks at Yosemite

It opened on March 16

(Newser) - It seems 25,000 signatures weren't enough to keep a Starbucks out of Yosemite. That petition to halt its opening died a quiet death on March 16, when the coffee giant began operating at Yosemite Valley Lodge's Base Camp Eatery, which ABC7 reports underwent a $7 million remodel,... More »

Starbucks Suit: 'My Wife, Baby Just Drank Someone's Blood'

Calif. family sues chain after blood from barista found in their beverage cups

(Newser) - A California family has suffered "stress, nervousness, fright, anguish, grief, anxiety, worry, and shock for several months," says a release on a lawsuit they just filed—all because of a trip to Starbucks. KTLA reports on Amanda and Louis Vice, who say they visited a San Bernardino Starbucks... More »

Republicans Get More Good News on Tax Changes

Starbucks, Disney plan raises and bonuses, and Jamie Dimon predicts economic growth

(Newser) - Republicans have a few more bragging points over their newly passed tax plan , which slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%.
  • Starbucks: The chain is giving its US workers pay raises and stock grants this year, citing the tax changes, per the AP . Employees also soon will be
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Guy Settles on Not-So-Great Way to Get Coffee Discount

Mark Stetter allegedly impersonates a police officer in Buffalo

(Newser) - A guy who didn't want to pay full price for a cup of coffee struck upon an extraordinarily bad idea to remedy that, police say. Gary Stetter, 48, allegedly walked into a Buffalo Starbucks, flashed a fake badge and gun, falsely claimed to be a detective, and demanded a... More »

World's Biggest Starbucks Is No Longer in Seattle

30K-square-foot behemoth opens in Shanghai

(Newser) - Shanghai now boasts the biggest Starbucks in the world—an upmarket "Reserve Roastery" that, at 30,000 square feet, is more than 40 times bigger than the average apartment in the city. The establishment is the first Reserve Roastery outside the US, and it's almost twice as big... More »

Starbucks Robbery Suspect Plans to Sue Customer

Fresno police chief says idea of lawsuit is 'ludicrous'

(Newser) - A California man who tried to rob a Starbucks armed with a knife and a fake gun is now planning to sue the man who stopped him, according to his parents. Ryan Flores, 30, was stabbed repeatedly with his own knife in a fight with customer Cregg Jerri, 58, who... More »

Suit: Starbucks 'Extra Hot' Tea Scalded Woman, Killed Dog

Claim says Starbucks barista didn't secure lid

(Newser) - A woman is suing a Denver Starbucks over a spilled cup of hot tea she claims caused second-degree burns that disfigured her and killed her dog, the Denver Post reports. A federal lawsuit filed by Deanna Salas-Solano, 58, contends an employee at the drive-thru window didn't secure the lid... More »

Cops: Kidnapped Woman Found Safe at Hotel

Virginia Paris earlier had sought help at a Starbucks

(Newser) - It started out unremarkable enough: A 55-year-old woman ordered a drink and gave her first name at a Starbucks in Goodyear, Ariz., on Sunday morning. But police say Virginia Paris then went to the bathroom and told a female customer she needed help upon exiting, only to be yanked from... More »

Starbucks Sued by Nation's Biggest Mall Operator

Simon Property says company's plan to close Teavana stores will violate mall leases

(Newser) - America's largest shopping mall operator is suing Starbucks—over its tea. Last month, Starbucks announced it would close all 379 of its Teavana stores next year. But in a lawsuit filed last week in Indianapolis, Simon Property Group says the closures are actually scheduled to take place before the... More »

The Coffee Cost Her $2.50. It Cost Starbucks $100K

Joanne Mogavero was burned when cup lid popped off

(Newser) - The Venti Pike Place coffee cost her about $2.50. It ended up costing Starbucks about 40,000 times that. In the latest hot-coffee lawsuit , a Florida woman was awarded $100,492 Thursday after a 2014 incident at a Starbucks drive-thru in Jacksonville left her physically scarred, reports the New ... More »

Starbucks Faces $10M Lawsuit Over Unicorn Frappuccino

Brooklyn coffee shop says Starbucks ripped off its Unicorn Latte

(Newser) - It seems unicorn-themed drinks aren't quite as rare as their namesake. Munchies reports a Brooklyn coffee shop is suing Starbucks for $10 million, alleging the coffee giant's Unicorn Frappuccino infringed on its trademark. The End started selling its Unicorn Latte in December and filed for a trademark in... More »

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