Before you go into a caffeine induced coma, please know that its only for a few hours 🙂
Starbucks is closing today from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm for barista training.
Not just a few select Starbucks. ALL STARBUCKS. Just in the U.S. If you must satisfy your craving you’ll have to fly to Europe or cross the boarder.
Now, Starbucks is oft praised for raising the bar in marketing, leadership, and customer service. I am curious what some of you think of this strategy.
Is it wise to close down shop nation-wide and give the competition the chance to exploit this time to their own gian? Maybe at the end of the day it wont make a difference since Starbucks regulars (like me) are addicted to their product that happens to have twice the caffeine as a regular cup of joe.
Either way, I know where I will be today at 2:30 pm – enjoying a 99 cent latte at Dunkin Donuts.