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  1. the chain gang
    You’ve Only Got a Few Months Left to Watch Porn at StarbucksNow you’ll have to go to the library to watch it.
  2. taste test
    Is the New Dunkin’ Espresso Any Good?We convinced three experts to tell us if the chain’s new espresso is better than Starbucks’.
  3. dumb controversies
    Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Here and They’re Fine This Year, They’re Totally FineImagine being the type of person who gets worked up about these.
  4. the chain gang
    Starbucks Offends America With Early Pumpkin Spice Latte ReleaseIt’s almost 100 degrees in New York today, but autumn has officially begun at your nearest Starbucks.
  5. the chain gang
    It’s Almost Time Again to Remind Yourself the Pumpkin Spice Latte SucksWith the end of summer comes the return of America’s worst coffee drink.
  6. the chain gang
    Starbucks Loses California Wage-Theft CaseThe coffee chain will now have to pay workers for any work they do after their shift ends.
  7. environmental concerns
    Every New York City Restaurant That Will Eliminate Plastic StrawsThe entire Union Square Hospitality Group, Starbucks, Estela, and more.
  8. the chain gang
    Starbucks Will Go Strawless by 2020In doing so, the coffee chain will keep an estimated 1 billion plastic straws out of landfills.
  9. the chain gang
    Starbucks Barista Fired for Insulting Customer With a StutterThe barista wrote “SSSam” on the customer’s cup shortly after imitating his stutter.
  10. the chain gang
    Starbucks Just Got More ExpensiveThe cost of the chain’s brewed coffee has gone up by 10 to 20 cents at most U.S. stores.
  11. the chain gang
    Howard Schultz Is Leaving Starbucks — and Remaining Coy About Politics“I intend to think about a range of options, and that could include public service.”
  12. racism
    New Poll Reveals Starbucks’s Reputation Is Officially in the DumpsA respected survey puts its standing among consumers at a ten-year low.
  13. racial discrimination
    How Black Café Owners Are Responding to Starbucks’s ‘Racial Bias’ Shutdown“Do you want to spend your dollars at a place where you can feel safe or a place where they’re going to call the police on you?”
  14. racial discrimination
    Here’s How Starbucks’s ‘Racial Bias Training’ Is Going to WorkThe coffee chain has offered a preview that involves workbooks, group activities, and Common.
  15. the chain gang
    Starbucks Welcomes People to Sit in Cafés Without Buying AnythingStores are now open to everyone “regardless of whether they make a purchase.”
  16. chain gang
    Oops! Starbucks Didn’t Fix Racism Fast EnoughAn employee at a Starbucks in L.A. wrote a racial slur on a coffee cup this week, and racial-bias training can’t come soon enough.
  17. racial discrimination
    Starbucks Bathrooms Are Now Open to Anybody Who Walks In“We don’t want to become a public bathroom, but we’re going to make the right decision.”
  18. the chain gang
    Has the Era of Whimsical Starbucks Frappuccinos Already Come to an End?It’s planning to cut the number of limited-time stunt drinks by 30 percent this year.
  19. the chain gang
    Men Arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks Say They Feared for Their Lives“Anytime I’m encountered by cops, I can honestly say it’s a thought that runs through my mind.”
  20. the chain gang
    Here’s the Starbucks 911 Call That Got Those Two Black Customers ArrestedThe dispatcher tells officers there’s “a group of males inside causing a disturbance.”
  21. the chain gang
    Starbucks Will Close All of Its Stores for Racial-Bias TrainingOn May 29, all 8,000 U.S. locations will be coached to “prevent discrimination.”
  22. the chain gang
    New Video Shows Another Starbucks Denying Bathroom Access to a Black ManThe video has now been viewed 1.5 million times.
  23. the chain gang
    How Starbucks Is Trying to Fix Its Philly Arrest DisasterIt’s promising to retrain employees, meet with community leaders, and hold a companywide meeting.
  24. the chain gang
    The Chains Are So Thirsty Right NowStarbucks, Taco Bell, and Sonic are set to make it the summer of gimmicky drinks.
  25. the chain gang
    Starbucks Has Opened Its First Eataly-Style MegastoreYou can get cold brew, a pizza, and a Negroni, all at the same Starbucks.
  26. food waste
    Starbucks Is Testing a Small Fee for Takeout Coffee CupsGet ready to pay a bit more for coffee to go in London — could the charge soon arrive in the U.S.?
  27. the chain gang
    Starbucks’s New Color-Changing Cold Brew Is Like a Caffeinated Lava LampIt’s a trip, man.
  28. lawsuits
    Couple Claims Starbucks Served Them a Frappuccino Tainted With a Barista’s BloodThe manager allegedly offered “free drinks for a week.”
  29. Starbucks Closes Café After Fake News of Contaminating White People’s OrdersA viral hoax said a black barista spit and even put dog poop in drinks.
  30. the chain gang
    Starbucks Debuts Its First ‘Blonde’ Espresso in Cafés TodayIt’s the first new espresso in the chain’s 47 years.
  31. food waste
    Parliament Proposes ‘Latte Levy’ to Curb England’s Cup WasteBritish people reportedly trash 2.5 billion unrecyclable cups a year.
  32. the chain gang
    Starbucks’ Strategic New Holiday Frap Is Both Christmassy and InstagrammableThe green whipped cream has caramel “garland” and cranberry “ornaments.”
  33. the chain gang
    Starbucks Gives in and Releases Second Holiday Cup That’s RedIt claims this one was in the works since January.
  34. war on christmas
    People Accuse Starbucks’ New Holiday Cups of Having a ‘Gay Agenda’The hand-holders depicted on them are supposedly lesbians.
  35. coffee talk
    America’s Glut of Third-Wave Coffee Shops Is Losing to the Big ChainsGrowth looks especially dismal as America creeps toward peak coffee.
  36. half baked
    Starbucks Is Launching a Chain of Stand-alone Italian BakeriesHoward Schultz says to expect “pastries you’ve never seen in America” at Princi.
  37. the chain gang
    Environmental Activists Hate Starbucks’s Unrecyclable Holiday CupsThe design once again fails to be something that stays out of landfills.
  38. confessions
    I’m a Full-blown Coffee Snob Who Prefers Starbucks to Trendy CafésEven if a shop looks great, chances are good that their coffee actually sucks.
  39. the chain gang
    People Aren’t Exactly Lining Up for Starbucks’s New Zombie ‘Brains’ FrappuccinoResponse is underwhelming, given the drink’s over-the-top promotion.
  40. wake up and smell the coffee
    Study Says Starbucks’s Doors Are the Second-Filthiest Surface in New York CityA test found that they’re 25 times germier than the entrance to Grand Central.
  41. food crimes
    A Starbucks Bandit Keeps Targeting the Same Location in ChelseaCan anyone stop him?
  42. war on christmas
    Starbucks Put a Safe Dr. Seussian Doodle on Holiday Cups This YearIt’s a white background with sort of a Whoville thing going on.
  43. the chain gang
    Starbucks, Please Don’t Terrorize the Nation With a ‘Zombie Frappuccino’It purportedly has pink “brains” whipped cream.
  44. lawsuits
    California’s Coffee Could Soon Carry Cancer WarningsA lawsuit argues that the drink contains a cancer-causing chemical.
  45. the chain gang
    Starbucks Livestreamed an Inert Pumpkin for 80 Hours This WeekendNext year’s PSL rollout may get entrusted to a new marketing team.
  46. the chain gang
    You Can (Probably) Order Your First Pumpkin Spice Latte TodaySmart customers are exploiting confusion about the official release date.
  47. the chain gang
    Baristas Are Blasting Starbucks’s Parental-Leave Policy As Unequal and ElitistFemale baristas get 6 weeks, but corporate employees get 16.
  48. the chain gang
    Starbucks Now Serves a Turmeric LatteThe hip, yellow health drink has infiltrated menus in London.
  49. the chain gang
    Just When You Thought It Was Over, Starbucks Unveils a ‘Mermaid Frappuccino’Only in Mexico, though — the ingredients “are not available in Starbucks stores in the U.S.”
  50. the chain gang
    Starbucks Unveils Camo Cup Sleeves to Prove How Much It Supports VeteransThe side reads, “10,000 veterans and military spouses hired. And counting.”
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