‘Dumb Starbucks’ Coffee Shop Goes Up in Los Angeles
Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) — you either love it or hate it. Some Starbucks loyalists appreciate the ubiquity of the coffee shop and the fact that no matter where you are or what time zone you’re in, you can get the same cup of coffee, vanilla latte, or banana bread. Starbucks is everywhere. Some love that, while others absolutely hate it.
Regardless, many who have a vendetta against Starbucks simply avoid the chain altogether. They buy local, visit mom-and-pop coffee shops, or grind their own beans. But that’s not what a couple of staunch anti-Starbucks activists did in Los Angeles. No, they hate Starbucks so much that they decided to open their own coffee shop over the weekend. Oh, and they named it “Dumb Starbucks.”
We’re now open for business! Visit us at 1802 Hillhurst Ave in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/WnVefrYM9b
— Dumb Starbucks (@dumbstarbucks) February 7, 2014
Creative, right? Or dumb? That much is still up for debate, but caffeine addicts seem to be responding to the executives’ ploy behind Dumb Starbucks. The company gave away free coffee this past weekend in Los Angeles, and according to tweets, people waited up to an hour for their free dumb coffee.
— Frank Stoltze (@StoltzeFrankly) February 9, 2014