Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Starbucks is closing their doors for three hours

  1. #1
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,004

    Default Starbucks is closing their doors for three hours



    If, on Feb. 26, you head to your local Starbucks after work and discover that it's closed, don't say I didn't warn you. On that Tuesday, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 p.m., Starbucks will close all of its standalone stores. The three-hour shut down is so that the employees about 135,000 of them can be retrained. Spokeswoman Valerie O'Neil said:
    We will have all new standards for how we create the drinks. They will be trained in creating the perfect shot, steaming the milk, and all the pieces that come together in a drink.
    It's really about ensuring that the customer experience that we provide is the best that it can be.
    Starbucks has been going through a lot of changes lately, and the retraining of all of its employees is part of the plan to revive the brand and sales.

    yumsugar.com

  2. #2
    Super Moderator NoDayButToday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    14,168

    Default

    Yup, definitely closing for 3 hours of training, any store normally open after 8:30 will re-open following the meeting. They are refurbishing all of the automatic bars so the espresso tastes better (closer to what it tasted like when you used to have to tamp the shots yourself). We'll be going over how to steam milk properly, test shots, everything. It's the whole "back to basics" thing Howard is drilling into our skulls. Bring Starbucks back to being a good coffee house, not about the mass market stuff that has happened since he left a couple years back.

    Lots of changes coming, they're listening to the employees about what needs to be done to bring people back, and some of it is definitely happening-and soon. The next announcement will probably hit the media in the next week or 2, the employees heard it today. It's something we've been saying we need to do forever given what our competition offers, they are finally making it happen.

  3. #3
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM
    Posts
    55,372

    Default

    i read that as "Restrained"
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  4. #4
    Elite Member DontMindMe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,505

    Default

    Who else thinks that this is what will drive Britters to suicide?
    President Barack Obama
    Sounds amazing, doesn't it?

  5. #5
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,431

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DontMindMe View Post
    Who else thinks that this is what will drive Britters to suicide?
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  6. #6
    Elite Member celeb_2006's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    13,468

    Default

    I know they're getting rid of the breakfast sandwiches and introducing dollar coffee in some markets. Other than the 'expanding too much' scenario, any Starbucks I go to seems to have lots of customers in there so to me it doesn't seem like a huge problem. I've always been a frap guy so it always tasted the same to me, and I still go to starbucks because it's starbucks and I'm familiar with it.

  7. #7
    Super Moderator Tati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Your Pocket
    Posts
    17,993

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DontMindMe View Post
    Who else thinks that this is what will drive Britters to suicide?
    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

    - Kahlil Gibran

  8. #8
    Elite Member waikiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,388

    Default

    AHAHAH! This is SO stupid!
    Three reasons to be teacher: June, July, August.

  9. #9
    Super Moderator Tati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Your Pocket
    Posts
    17,993

    Default

    ^ I think it's a very good initiative, and probably a good sign.
    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

    - Kahlil Gibran

  10. #10
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,004

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DontMindMe View Post
    Who else thinks that this is what will drive Britters to suicide?
    Hilarious

  11. #11
    Elite Member Beeyotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    26,828

    Default

    Will the coffee not taste like ass anymore? Cause that would be the one thing that would get me back in there. And it would be awesome because I can walk to Starbucks from my house instead of driving to Coffee Bean.

  12. #12
    Hit By Ban Bus! AliceInWonderland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    you already know.
    Posts
    44,442

    Default http://youtube.com/watch?v=CMNry4PE93Y&feature=related

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    i read that as "Restrained"
    i did too

  13. #13
    Rosamund
    Newbie

    Default

    I can't believe this will make much difference, but who knows?

    Well, no matter what they do, they can never top my beloved Peet's Coffee & Tea.

  14. #14
    Elite Member Aella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    8,899

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DontMindMe View Post
    Who else thinks that this is what will drive Britters to suicide?
    That was my first thought too!
    "Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck." - Joss Whedon

    "The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance." -Benjamin Franklin

  15. #15
    Gold Member PlayfulKisses's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    784

    Default

    Will this have an effect on how hot the espresso shots are? I always have to order my lattes extra hot because they are no more than lukewarm if not.
    Playful~

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: July 12th, 2007, 08:12 AM
  2. Cat cloning company closes its doors
    By celeb_2006 in forum News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: October 14th, 2006, 01:08 AM
  3. The Doors set to return to the movies
    By MaryJane in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 7th, 2006, 02:49 PM
  4. College-Age Person Who Never Heard of the Doors
    By JustAnotherGuy in forum Music and Music Videos
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: January 15th, 2006, 11:21 PM
  5. Net closing on Kate Moss' dealer
    By MaryJane in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: January 9th, 2006, 12:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •