150 Starbucks Homeless Shelters Set to Close.

Turns out patrons prefer to have caffeine ​without the social justice warrior nonsense.

In March of 2015, Starbucks launched its "Race Together" program where its billionaire white liberal CEO decided its employees would talk about race in America and try to bring unity over an overpriced crap tasting latte. It has been downhill ever since for Starbucks.

Turns out Americans do not want to deal with social justice warrior crap when they just want their crap coffee. Starbucks' business has been going down hill at such a fast pace that they're closing 150 of their coffee shops turned homeless shelters with free wifi. This comes a few years after a previous round of store closings. Starbucks does not even make great coffee. Instead of trying to do that well, they decided to add preachy screeds from a billionaire CEO who has turned a good number of Americans on to good coffee by driving them out of Starbucks into the hands of small independent coffee shops.

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Jules*
Jules*

Actions have consequences. I bought an espresso machine and it has paid for itself plus making better coffee.

Jules*
Jules*

It's not Erick or customers branding Starbucks as the "Liberal coffee shop"----it's Starbucks management. I think most of us know the CEO and Leftist social justice crap he spouts don't represent most of the people who own Starbucks franchises, or work in the stores, and we understand that they are the ones who suffer because of the idiocy of the upper management.

I am not a big coffee fan, have to have it tarted up to like it. I've liked Starbucks mostly because it is so convenient. Unless you are on I-70 driving across Kansas, you can always find a Starbucks, and if you put enough vanilla syrup and steamed milk in the coffee it's pretty good. I don't hang out in coffee shops with a book or computer, but I could see wanting to do so if out of town, and I've often met people for business at a Starbucks because, as I said, they are everywhere. But I want a clean shop, a clean bathroom, and a fairly quiet and respectful clientele.

I did quit going to Starbucks when the CEO fired an employee for following company rules and calling police on non-customers who refused to leave. Not HER policy, but company policy. They tried to paper over it by sending her to another store, later, but when the CEO threw her under the bus by telling the entire country that he had proof she had acted out of racial bias I decided not to make him one penny richer. People make mistakes, and sometimes people do stupid things. But spinelessly pandering to the mob, and acting as if it represents a sincere moral principle, turned my stomach.

And I don't like my money helping fund a political system I know is vile, brutal, inhumane and violent, even though it hides behind all sorts of pious platitudes and wonderful promises. I've done my homework. I know what the Left is, and I won't support it, even indirectly. I didn't care if the CEO is an idiot, but when he put his whole company on the line to defend an indefensible political system, even though on the surface it was "just" about a mob howling over an imagined insult, I walked.

Cbkitys
Cbkitys

I may be the only one posting out here but I like Starbucks coffee. I spend a lot of time at Starbucks and don't care about the politics of the company just like I don't care about the politics of Chick-fil-A and I go there a lot too! What's great about America is the ability to patron the establishments you choose. I wish we would quit politicizing every aspect of our lives and the places we visit. Not everything has to be about politics and the politically correct tyranny we are living in, does not unite Americans!!!!! We should be able to differ without being uncivil!

BadMoogle
BadMoogle

"Starbucks does not even make great coffee." Every time I've been in Starbucks the coffee has been sub par when compared to a local coffee shop. Ordered their famous pumpkin spice latte from two different stores and pumpkin spice may have been in the same room as the drink, but I couldn't tell if any of it made it into it.

fanodan13
fanodan13

Lol Hell, I have no idea, about what that is. I don't even drink coffee, so maybe that's why!