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Starbucks to Ban Smoking Within 25 Feet of Cafes

Starbucks to Ban Smoking Within 25 Feet of Cafes

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Starting on Saturday, smoking will be banned with 25 feet of any company-owned Starbucks cafes in the United States and Canada.In order to create a more healthy and comfortable environment, the chainis a…

Starbucks Opens First Shop Aboard Navy Assault Ship

Starbucks Opens First Shop Aboard Navy Assault Ship

US Navy/Starbucks(WASHINGTON) — For the first time, Navy sailors will be able to order their favorite Starbucks blends while at sea.”Starboxer,” is the name of the Starbucks location aboard the USS Boxer, a large-deck amphibious assault ship, the firs…

Starbucks Unveils Reusable Cups at US, Canada Stores

Starbucks Unveils Reusable Cups at US, Canada Stores

ABC News(NEW YORK) — In an effort to cut down on waste, Starbucks will introduce $1 reusable plastic cups at its coffee shops across the U.S. and Canada on Thursday.The new cups, which look similar to the Seattle-based coffee giant’s white paper cups,…

Starbucks to Congress: ‘Come Together’

Starbucks to Congress: ‘Come Together’

Starbucks Corporation(NEW YORK) — Starbucks will use its words and coffee cups to send a message to Congress about working together on securing America’s future.In an effort to prod the Democratic and Republican members to come together to creat…

Starbuck Gift Cards Valuing $450 Sell Out Online

Starbuck Gift Cards Valuing $450 Sell Out Online

Starbucks(NEW YORK) — Starbucks made 5,000 special edition etched steel $450 gift cards to be sold only on the luxury website Gilt.com, according to USA Today. The cards went on sale on Friday and sold out instantly.Potential customers were outraged a…

Starbucks Spending More Bucks to Open 1,300 Stores

Starbucks Spending More Bucks to Open 1,300 Stores

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Starbucks announced on Thursday that they plan to open 1,300 stores across the globe next year, with about 600 in the Americas.The Seattle-based coffee giant already has 18,000 stores in 61 countries.All these new…

Murdered Barista Whitney Heichel Was Raped, Shot Several Times

Murdered Barista Whitney Heichel Was Raped, Shot Several Times

Clint Heichel(GRESHAM, Ore.) — The young Oregon barista Whitney Heichel. who vanished on her way to her job at a Starbucks, was sexually assaulted before she was shot “multiple” times, according to charges filed Monday against the man arrested in her …

Police Search Wooded Area for Missing Oregon Woman

Police Search Wooded Area for Missing Oregon Woman

Facebook(GRESHAM, Ore.) — Authorities used red tape to mark where they found broken glass and tire marks in a heavily wooded area in Gresham, Ore., as part of their search for a Starbucks employee who disappeared on her way to work.It’s unclear whethe…

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Shortage Causes Twitter ‘Brew-haha’

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Shortage Causes Twitter ‘Brew-haha’

Starbucks(NEW YORK) — Don’t fret pumpkin spice latte fans, there is now plenty of your favorite fall java jolt to go around, Starbucks claims. After a report suggested the much-loved drinks were becoming scarce, a Twitter “brew-haha” ensued.&nbs…

Starbucks Soft-Launches New Food Menu at Select Locations

Starbucks Soft-Launches New Food Menu at Select Locations

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Customers like more than just coffee at their local Starbucks.  Food sales bring in $1.5 billion in revenue for the coffee company, which unveiled new menu items at nine of its San Francisco stores.New items…

Starbucks to Sell Consumer Brewers

Starbucks to Sell Consumer Brewers

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Starbucks is about to turn up the heat on the single serve coffee market, introducing a brewer for $199 that can make one cup servings of espresso, lattes, and regular coffee.  Before you gulp at the price, …

Snack Company Sues Starbucks for Allegedly Breaking Contract

Snack Company Sues Starbucks for Allegedly Breaking Contract

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A snack company based in Carlsbad, Calif., is claiming Starbucks breached thier contract, causing it to struggle financially.Eleven shareholders of Mellace Family Brands (MFB), which produced Mama Mellace’s Choco…

Starbucks Customers Can Soon Pay With Their Phones

Starbucks Customers Can Soon Pay With Their Phones

Starbucks Corporation(SEATTLE) — Caffeine addicts and baristas who work during the frenetic morning rush can now rejoice. Starbucks has announced a partnership with mobile-payment platform Square that will soon allow customers to use Square’s pa…

Gay Marriage Activists Try Again to Counter Chick-fil-A Day

Gay Marriage Activists Try Again to Counter Chick-fil-A Day

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After traditional marriage advocates came out en masse for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last week, gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday to show their support for companies that offe…

Gay Marriage Activists Try Again to Counter Chick-fil-A Day

Gay Marriage Activists Try Again to Counter Chick-fil-A Day

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After traditional marriage advocates came out en masse for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last week, gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday to show their support for companies that offe…

Starbucks to Open Inside Funeral Home

Starbucks to Open Inside Funeral Home

Starbucks Corporation(EASLEY, S.C.) — As the owner of a South Carolina funeral home, Chris Robinson is in the business of helping people grieve. This summer, he plans to do that with a little help from Starbucks.Funeral-goers at the Robinson Funeral H…

Starbucks Sells Made in America Mugs to Create Jobs

Starbucks Sells Made in America Mugs to Create Jobs

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Starbucks’ line of American-made merchandise went on sale in stores across the country Tuesday. The Indivisible collection, which will be sold from June 12 to July 9, features made-in-America coffee, mugs and tum…

Starbucks ‘Transitioning Away’ From Bug Dye

Starbucks ‘Transitioning Away’ From Bug Dye

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Starbucks announced that it is “transitioning away” from using cochineal extract, derived from grinding up dried bodies of cochineal bugs, as a dye in its strawberry-flavored products.“After a th…

Insects in Strawberry Frappuccinos? Starbucks Admits Bugs Behind Color

Insects in Strawberry Frappuccinos? Starbucks Admits Bugs Behind Color

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — You can get your Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino venti, grande or tall.  You just can’t get it without insects, to which it owes its pink and rosy color.In what the company says was a move intended to…

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