Thursday, July 28, 2005

Starbucks Profits Jump Nearly 30 Percent

The company said it plans to open 1,800 new stores in fiscal 2006

Where the hell do they think they're going to put those? Isn't there already one on the corner of every intersection? Unless they're going to start opening them in people's kitchens, I don't see them being able to pull it off.

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STP said...

I don't know about my kitchen, but I wouldn't mind a few mobile units that followed me around.

Ace Cowboy said...

Overseas, maybe? I'm glad I'm not a coffee drinker...I have too many addictions to worry about already.

The Disgruntled Chemist said...

They put them in supermarkets now, too. There's a lot of space there.

Down near the community college I went to one summer, there was one area that had a shopping center across the street from another shopping center. Between these two there were four Starbucks stores: one in the Albertsons, another store in the same parking lot, a store in the lot across the street, and one in the movie theatre across the street.

Goddamn, that part of San Diego sucks.

Shakespeare's Sister said...

Unless they're going to start opening them in people's kitchens


I don't know about my kitchen, but I wouldn't mind a few mobile units that followed me around.

Careful what you wish for. In no time, Colin Powell would be in front of the UN claiming they were weapons labs, and we'll be at war with Starbucks.

John Howard said...

That's true Chemist, they could probably jam a couple into each Super Wal-Mart, or maybe one in each corner, so you wouldn't have to do a lot of walking around the store to find one.

There are plenty of them here, but I don't know of anywhere where there are quite that many in close proximinity.

John Howard said...

If we went to war with Starbucks, at least that would make more sense than going to war with Iraq. After all, they have more powerful weapons, and they are a much bigger threat to change the American way of life.

Recidivist said...

God only knows where they can put more in London.

I bet you could do a walking tour of most of London by just walking from one Starbucks to the next - yet never actually be out of sight of at least one of them.

John Howard said...

You should put that together, people would probably pay money for that tour.

The Disgruntled Chemist said...

It might not be a bad tour to do in the morning, after you've done the pub tour of London the night before.

Otherwise, yeah, it would annoy the fuck out of me. But when I'm hungover (if I have to be awake), I drink coffee like a madman.

John Howard said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, I never understood the attraction. I get my caffeine from Mountain Dew.

TheCultureGhost said...

NYC has been ruined by the breadmold that is Starbucks.

Always Sourced, Never Disputed said...

I love Starbucks.

I just came from a Starbucks.

No frills coffee for me keep that latte, frape, nonsense.

I like the tour concept.