Starbucks turns to booze and food as it sets out plans to double food sales by 2019

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  1. uggboy
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    Starbucks turns to booze and food as it sets out plans to double food sales by 2019

     
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    I found food choices in various SB overseas to be much better then in the US.
     
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    Indeed, but this depends on where the outlet is located, we had mixed success in the past.
     
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    One fun bit of info regarding SB. I was able use my US SB card in London and for having a Gold card was given 50 pence off a cup of coffee :)
     
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    That's good news. Cheers. :) I hope the coffee was good, any differences from the US version in terms of taste or size?
     
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    I think SB coffee tastes exactly the same anywhere in the world I have ever had it. And I always go to SB on my trips. I have this stupid hobby of collecting SB cards, so I make sure I visit every establishment that's on my way.
     
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    Looks like in the future there's more available beside coffee, we should say "hello" to more food options and even booze in the future. :)
     
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    More reasons to eat there. Foreign SB cards usually require loading some money on it to obtain. These choices would make it easier :)
     
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    +1. I was in a McDonald's in Poland this year, that had a cappuccino bar inside of it which would put most Starbucks to shame (with lower prices, if nothing else).
     
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    I'm familiar with the McCafe concept. Very good quality indeed. :)
     
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    more booze can't hurt.. right?
     
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    You're spot on. It's all about their bottom line. :):D:) <<< and customers waistlines >>> :oops::oops::oops:
     
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    Given the terrible food choices at Starbucks in the US, that isn't saying much. I do admit that I, too, tend to check out the Starbucks in foreign countries to see what they have on offer. Ugly Curry Puffs in Singapore are my favorite, I think.

    As for the booze... the TBIT at LAX has a Starbucks booze bar.

    http://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/starbucks-stores/starbucks-evenings
     
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    Soon Say hello to drunk students "studying" at Starbucks! :)
     
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    :D:D:D
     
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    We'll soon see how it interacts with Ritalin!
     
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    I can't believe That they are going to do that.
     
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    ...but eventually they will offer it, from food to alcoholic choices. It's all about their bottom line. Never mind the waistlines of their customers.
     
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    The waistlines of their customers will shrink if they replace just one fatassaccino with a glass of wine, even once a week.
     
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    Or actual coffee.
     
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    It's sad, not even thinking about the safety of the people.
     
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    I see this being no different than any other alcohol serving establishment. Their will be rules and requirements to be met. I see it as starting competitive in the later hours of the day. I doubt this will turn into a full blown bar experience. How is this different then buying beer or wine in a corner store?

    (Poasted from my milepoint enabled iPhone)
     
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    The SB near my home serves wine by the glass. I would have thought liquor based specialty coffee drinks would be a no-brainer for SB.
     
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