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  • Several Starbucks stores close due to widespread system outage

    May 16, 2017 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one Baton Rouge Starbucks location has been affected by a nationwide computer system outage Tuesday. According to a report from ABC7 News, Starbucks stores around the country are experiencing a system outage. The outage has caused several stores to close, prompting frustrated customers to... more »
  • WATCH: Starbucks employee has meltdown over new Unicorn Frappuccino Play Video

    April 23, 2017 8:36 PM

    A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear. Starbucks' entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson. He posted a video (now-deleted)... more »
  • Starbucks to test coffee and ice cream concoction

    February 14, 2017 5:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Starbucks plans to start testing concoctions that mix coffee and ice cream. The Seattle chain said it will serve "affogato" varieties of hot or cold coffee over ice cream at 100 stores in Orange County, California, starting Wednesday, with pricier versions sold at 10 locations with its... more »
  • Starbucks moves into "content creation" with digital series

    September 7, 2016 11:16 AM

    NEW YORK - Starbucks is venturing into the world of "content creation" with stories it says will help balance the "cynicism" fueling media coverage of the presidential election. The coffee chain, which is known for chiming in on social issues, says it's positioned to give its Upstanders series about inspiring... more »
  • Starbucks recalling 2.5M stainless steel straws due to laceration risk

    August 2, 2016 3:44 PM

    Starbucks is recalling about 2.5 million stainless steel straws following reports of mouth lacerations to three children in the U.S., the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the company announced today. "Customers should not allow children to handle or use the stainless steel straws," Starbucks said in a statement. ... more »
  • Starbucks hikes prices on coffee, espresso, tea lattes

    July 12, 2016 2:18 PM

    SEATTLE - Starbucks says it's increasing prices slightly on brewed coffee, espresso and tea latte beverages. The Seattle-based coffee chain says prices on select sizes of brewed coffee in U.S. company-operated stores are jumping 10 to 20 cents Tuesday, while prices on espresso and tea latte beverages will rise... more »
  • Starbucks changes rewards program; small spenders lose

    February 22, 2016 11:18 AM

    NEW YORK - Starbucks is changing the terms of its rewards program so that people who spend around $5 or less per visit won't get as many freebies. The Seattle-based coffee chain says its loyalty program will award stars based on the dollars spent starting in April. Currently, people... more »
  • Starbucks handcrafted soda

    June 23, 2014 7:19 PM

    SEATTLE- Beginning tomorrow, most customers at Starbucks can try something new. The company is adding caffeine-free soda to the menu, made right in front of customers. It'll come in three different flavors and is called Fizzio. Customers can customize the drink by choosing how much fizz they... more »
  • Starbucks to open college program for baristas Play Video

    June 16, 2014 5:45 AM

    NEW YORK - Starbucks is announcing a new program to help its baristas earn an online degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week. They will be able to choose from a... more »
  • Woman served "666" coffee speaks out

    April 1, 2014 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Starbucks apologized to a Livingston Parish teacher who complained that a Baton Rouge barista drew what looked like a pentagram and the numbers "666" in the foam on her coffee. No, it's not an April Fool's joke. The teacher, Megan Pinion, posted the photo to... more »
  • Starbucks loses to Charbucks

    November 18, 2013 7:52 PM

    MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE- The maker of a coffee blend in New Hampshire it calls "Charbucks" won in trademark infringement case filed by Starbucks. Black Bear Micro Roastery was sued in 2001 by Starbucks which alleged the use of the name "Charbucks" infringed and tarnished its famous trademarks. A... more »
  • McDreamy actor has competition for coffee

    January 3, 2013 7:50 PM

    Actor Patrick Dempsey has competition to buy a small coffee chain in Seattle. Dempsey gained the nickname "McDreamy" on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy" and probably never expected his bid for Tully's Coffee to get so steamy. Starbucks confirmed it's involved in a bankruptcy auction for Tully's. Baristas Coffee, which... more »
  • Starbucks, actor Dempsey compete for coffee chain

    January 3, 2013 2:09 PM

    NEW YORK- The competition to buy a small coffee chain is getting steamy, with Starbucks and actor Patrick Dempsey among those vying to become its new owners. Starbucks Corp. confirmed that it is participating in a bankruptcy auction Thursday to buy Tully's Coffee, which has 47 company-owned locations in Washington... more »

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